E | Dental Dictionary

E | Dental Dictionary

  • edentulous – term meaning “without teeth”
  • enamel – hard tissue exterior of a tooth, covers the dentin
  • endodontics – dental field concerned with care and treatment of tooth pulp and associated areas
  • endodontist – dental specialist focused on treating disease and injuries of the tooth pulp and associated areas
  • epidemiology – the scientific study of disease incidence and prevalence in a population
  • equilibration – reshaping bite surfaces of teeth to correct an imbalance, also known as occlusal adjustment
  • eruption – protrusion of teeth through gums
  • evulsion/avulsion – removal of a tooth from socket due to trauma
  • excision – removal of tissue or bone through surgical means
  • exodontia – dental extraction
  • exostosis – bone overgrowth
  • extraoral – refers to the area outside the oral cavity
  • extracoronal – refers to the area outside the crown of a tooth
  • extraction – removal of a tooth
  • exudate – material containing fluid, cells, and/or debris caused by necrosis or inflammation
  • eyeteeth – common term for cuspid or “canine” teeth

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