Edema – swelling resulting from fluid accumulation in gingival tissues.
Edentulous – means having no teeth at all. Learn More
Efferent – the nerves that carry motor messages away from the brain.
Embrasure – the space between two teeth.
Enamel Shaping – a process of removing or restructuring a small amount of the outer tooth enamel to reduce the appearance of imperfections. Enamel shaping is used often in conjunction with dental bonding to correct the appearance of misshaped, oversized, rough, or chipped teeth.
Endodontics (Endo) – the treatment of diseases or injuries affecting the root, tip, or nerve of the tooth.
Endodontist – a dentist specializing in the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and nerve.
Eminence – a prominence.
Erosion – the dissolution of tooth structure due to the presence of gastric juices or citrus.
Exfoliate – the natural process of the loss of primary (baby) teeth.
Explorer – An instrument used by the dentist to detect cavity growth. Learn More
External – on the outer surface.
Extraoral – outside the mouth.
Extraction – the removal of teeth.