Dental Glossary

Abrasion

Abscess

Abutment

Acrylic resin

ADA Seal of Acceptance

Adjustment

Air abrasion/micro abrasion

Alveolar bone

Amalgam

Anaerobic bacteria

Analgesia

Anesthesia

Antibiotic

Antiseptic

Apex

appliance

Baby bottle tooth decay

Bicuspid

Biofeedback

Biopsy

bite

Bitewing

Bleaching

Bonding

Bone resorption

Braces

Bridge

Bruxism

calcium

Calculus

Canker sore

cap

Caries

Cementum

Clasp

cleaning

Cleft lip

Cleft palate

Composite resin filling

Conventional denture

Cosmetic (aesthetic) dentistry

Crown

Cuspids

Cusps

Cyst

DDS

Decay

Deciduous teeth

Demineralization

Dentin

Denture

DMD

Dry mouth

Dry socket

Edentulous

Enamel

Endodontics

endodontist

Eruption

Extraction

filling

Fistula

Flap surgery

Flossing

fluoride

Fluorosis

general dentist

gingiva

gingivectomy

gingivitis

gingivoplasty

gold fillings

gum recession

gutta percha

Halitosis

Handpiece

Hard palate

Hygienist

Hypersensitivity

Immediate denture

Impacted tooth

Implant

Impression

Incision and drainage

Incisors

Inlay

Jawbone

Leukoplakia

Malocclusion

Mandible

Maxilla

mercury

Molars

Mouth guard

Muscle relaxant

Nerve

Nerve (root) canal

Night guard

Nitrous oxide

NSAID

Occlusal X-rays

Occlusion

Onlay

Oral cavity

Oral and maxillofacial radiologist

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Oral hygiene

Oral medicine

Oral pathologist

Oral surgeon

Orthodontics

Orthodontist

Overbite

Overjet

Overdenture

rinsing

Palate

Panoramic X-ray

Partial denture

pathology

Pedodontics or pediatric dentistry

Pedodontist/pediatric dentist

Periapical

Periapical X-rays

Periodontal ligament

Periodontist

Periodontitis

Periodontium

Permanent teeth

Plaque

Pontic

Porcelain

Porcelain crown

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crown

Porcelain inlay or onlay

Post

Pregnancy gingivitis

Pregnancy tumors

Primary teeth

Prophylaxis

Prosthetics

prosthodontist

pulp

Radiographic

Radio wave therapy

Recontouring

Remineralization

Restorations

Retainer

Root

Root canal therapy

Rubber dam

saliva

salivary glands

scaling and root planing

sealants

sedative

soft palate

space maintainer

stains

stomatitis

supernumerary tooth

tartar

teething

temporomandibular disorder (TMD)/temporomandibular joint (TMJ)

thrush

tooth whitening

topical anesthetic

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

transplant

trauma

trigger-point injections

ultrasound

underbite

unerupted tooth

veneer

wisdom teeth

xerostomia

X-rays