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periodontics

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noun plural but singular in construction peri·odon·tics \-ˈdän-tiks\

Definition of periodontics

  1. :  a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal membranes, and alveolar bone

periodontist

play \-ˈdän-tist\ noun


Origin and Etymology of periodontics

New Latin periodontium periodontal tissue, from peri- + Greek odont-, odous, odōn tooth — more at tooth


First Known Use: circa 1944


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periodontics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction peri·odon·tics \-ˈdänt-iks\

Medical Definition of periodontics

  1. :  a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gums, cementum, periodontal ligaments, and alveolar bone—called also periodontia, periodontology




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