periodontics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction peri·odon·tics \ ˌper-ē-ō-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

periodontist

play \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈdän-tist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of periodontics

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


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periodontics

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

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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