periodontics


peri·odon·tics

noun plural but singular in construction \-ˈdän-tiks\

Definition of PERIODONTICS

:  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
peri·odon·tist \-ˈdän-tist\ noun

Origin of PERIODONTICS

New Latin periodontium periodontal tissue, from peri- + Greek odont-, odous, odōn tooth — more at tooth
First Known Use: circa 1944

peri·odon·tics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \-ˈdänt-iks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERIODONTICS

: 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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