Spanish vocabulary: at the dentist

What if you are going to visit a Spanish dentist, but you don’t speak Spanish? That is ok. You will get through it with this survival guide of Spanish dentist vocabulary. To make it easier on you we have categorized the vocabulary into these sections:

Spanish words: for everything in your mouth

EnglishSpanish
ToothDiente, muela, púa
TeethLos dientes
Front teethLos dientes frontales
Set of teethLa dentadura
MoleMuela
Milk toothDiente de leche
FillingEmpaste
GumEncía
RootRaigón / Raíz
NervesNervios
PalatePaladar
TongueLa lengua
LipsLos labios
Uvulaúvula / campanilla
CrownCorona
VeneersCarillas
Wisdom toothMuela de juicio
Tooth enamelEsmalte de dientes
BracesBrackets

Dentist treatments: what they are called in Spanish

EnglishSpanish
TreatmentTratamiento
A cleaningLimpieza
FillingEmpaste
Root canal treatmentTratamiento de conducto
ExtractionExtracción
Dental veneersCarillas dentales
Dental cavitiesCaries dentales
DenturesPrótesis dentales
BracesBrackets
Dental bridgePuente dental
ImplantsImplantes
Teeth whiteningBlanqueamiento dental
Anestesia Anestesia

Objects and terminology at a Spanish Dentist

EnglishSpanish
DentistDentista
Dental assistentAyudante de dentista
Dental practiceClinica dentaal
Waiting roomSala de espera
ReceptionRecepción / acogida
Dentist chairSillón Dental
AppointmentCita
PrescriptionReceta
Toothbrush (brush for cleaning the teeth and tongue)Cepillo de dientes
ToothpickEscarbadientes, mondadientes
FlossSeda floja
ToothpastePasta dental
To brush your teethCepillarse los dientes
Plaque acidLos ácidos de la placa bacteriana
Decayed (of a tooth)Picado

Spanish terminology: Dental specialisms

SpanishEnglish
PeriodonticsPeriodoncia
EndodonticsEndodoncia
ImplantologyImplantología
OrthodonticsOrtodoncia
Dental AestheticsEstética dental
Advanced dental cleaningLimpieza dental avanzada

Luckily you will find many Dentists that can speak English. It is usually a profession that deals with many international clients as well as locals. However, it is great if to have a vocabulary list like this at hand if you need it or if you are learning Spanish and want to learn the details of a certain profession or subject.

Hope this will help you a lot and certainly hope you are in the hands of good dentist! Leave a comment if we have left out any words or sentences that you would like to see added to the article.