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Dental Surgery Terms Beginning With 'E'

Enamel
The hard, calcified tissue that covers and protects the outside portion of tooth that lies above the gum line. It is the hardest substance of the human body.

Enamel shaping
A process in which the dentist reshapes the tooth by filling or removing some of the enamel. It is generally used to repair a chip or a slight misshape of a tooth.

Endodontics
The field of dentistry concerned with the biology and pathology of the dental pulp and root tissues of the tooth as well as with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries to these tissues.

Endodontist
The dental specialist that has completed four years of dental school along with an additional minimum two years of speciality training in endodontics.

Erosion
The wearing away of tooth enamel as a result of exposure to acid.

Eruption
The emergence of the tooth from its position in the jaw.

Extraction
The removal of a tooth.