Dental Insurance Glossary




Edentulous
Without teeth.
Enamel
Hard calcified tissue covering dentin of the crown of tooth.
Endodontist
A dental specialist who limits his/her practice to treating disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions.
Equilibration
Reshaping of the occlusal surfaces of teeth to create harmonious contact relationships between the upper and lower teeth; also known as occlusal adjustment.
Established Patient
Patient who has a record of recent care.
Evulsion
Complete separation of the tooth from its socket due to trauma (avulsion).
Excision
Surgical removal of bone or tissue.
Exostosis
Overgrowth of bone (see torus).
Extraoral
Outside the oral cavity.
Extracoronal
Outside the crown of a tooth.
Exudate
A material usually resulting from inflammation or necrosis that contains fluid, cells, and/or other debris.