Dental Dictionary

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There are 11 terms in this glossary beginning with the letter R.


An x-ray image.


A regular appointment for a check-up and teeth cleaning.


To re-glue an appliance or prosthesis back into place.


A device used to restore the normal function and appearance of a tooth. Fillings, crowns and bridges are common restorations.


An orthodontic apparatus that helps maintain the position of teeth in a jaw.


To repeat a root canal after the initial treatment fails.


The bottommost part of a tooth, which anchors it to its supporting structures.

Root canal

The canal inside a tooth’s root that contains its nerves and blood vessels. See: Root Canal Therapy

Root planing

To clean a tooth’s root area.

Rubber dam

A rubber sheet used to isolate the treatment area from the rest of the oral cavity.