Dr. Matthew A. Stempowski, DDS

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 Phone: 440-233-4155 
1936 Cooper Foster Park Rd. W.
Lorain, OH 44053
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A Family and Cosmetic Dentist in the Lorain, Vermilion, Amherst, and Elyria areas.  We practice Sedation Dentistry.  Call us today for an appointment.

Glossary of Dental Terms

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Term Definition

Pertaining to the root.


Process of refitting a denture by replacing the base material.


Procedure used to encourage biolgic root repair of external and internal resorption defects.


The return of a tooth to its alveolus.


Process of resurfacing the tissue side of a removable prosthesis with new base material.


Appliance to stabilize teeth following orthodontic treatment.

Retrograde Filling

A method of sealing the root canal by preparing and filling it from the root apex.


The portion of your tooth below your gumline.

Root Canal

A procedure in which a severly decayed tooth's nerve is replaced.

Root Planing

A definitive treatment procedure designed to remove cementum and/or dentin that is rough, may be permeated by calculus, or contaminated with toxins or microorganisms.

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