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Here are some definitions of key dental terms to help you become more familiar with dentistry and the services we provide at our offices:  


Root Canal therapy

  • It is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth, which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This set of procedures is commonly referred to as a "root canal".


  • It is the retreatment of an endodontic treatment done previously that was not appropriately done.


  • It is an endodontic surgical procedure whereby a tooth ‘s root tip is removed and a root end cavity is prepared and filled with a biocompatible material. 

Post Space

  • It is the space made after the completion of the root canal therapy to facilitate the placement of a post and a core subsequently.

Bone Graft

  • It is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient's own body, an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute.


  • It is a medical test involving the removal of cells or tissues for examination. It is the medical removal of tissue from a living subject to determine the presence or extent of a disease. The tissue is generally examined under a microscope by a pathologist, and can also be analyzed chemically.


  • It is the splitting of a tooth into two halves with its roots after endodontic treatment is completed for that tooth

  • Pulp exposure- It is an accidental exposure of the pulp chamber during a cavity preparation when the decay has reached very close to the pulp chamber.

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