Glossary of Dental Terms

A handy reference

Common Dental Terms

We’ve put together this handy reference guide of terms you might hear when speaking with your dentist or support staff.

Please don’t hesitate to ask your dental care provider for clarification. We’re here to help make your experience as pleasant as possible!

A handy reference

Common Dental Terms

We’ve put together this handy reference guide of terms you might hear when speaking with your dentist or support staff.

Please don’t hesitate to ask your dental care provider for clarification. We’re here to help make your experience as pleasant as possible!

A handy reference

Common Dental Terms

We’ve put together this handy reference guide of terms you might hear when speaking with your dentist or support staff.

Please don’t hesitate to ask your dental care provider for clarification. We’re here to help make your experience as pleasant as possible!

General Anesthesia

Controlled state of unconsciousness, accompanied by a partial or complete loss of pain sensation, protective reflexes, and the ability to respond purposefully to physical stimulation or verbal command.

Geographic Tongue

Benign changes in the usual color and texture of tongue that does not require treatment.

Gingiva

Gum tissue.

Gingivectomy

The surgical removal of gum tissue.

Gingivitis

The inflammation of gum tissue.

GTR

Guided tissue regeneration - a new technique for replacing bone tissue.

Gum Boil

See fistula.

Gum Recession

The exposure of dental roots due to shrinkage of the gums as a result of abrasion, periodontal disease or surgery.

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