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Dental Dictionary - E

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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 – scientific study of disease incidence and prevalence in a population

equilibration – reshaping bite surfaces of teeth to correct imbalance, also known as occlusal adjustment

eruption – protrusion of teeth through gums

evulsion/avulsion – removal of 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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