odonto-, odont-, odon-, -odont, -odonic, -odontic, -odontia, -odontoid; -dont, -donts, -dontia, -dontic, -dontoid

(Greek: tooth, teeth)

Developing several sets of teeth successively throughout life as with sharks and certain teleost fish (bony fish with rayed fins).
prosthodontia (prahs" thuh DAHN shuh) (s) (noun), prosthodontias (pl)
The study of the art of restoration of lost teeth and related structures: Tim had to take a course in prosthodontia during his studies in dentistry which covered the topics of the renewal of mouth and jaw structures with man-made devices.
prosthodontics (prahs" thuh DAHN tiks) (plural used as a singular) (noun)
A branch of dentistry dealing with the construction and the improvements of teeth and related mouth or jaw structures with artificial devices or appliances: Prosthodontics is used for cosmetic or functional reasons, or both.

Prosthodontics also involves the restoration and maintenance of oral functions, comfort, appearance, and health of the patient by the renewal of missing enamel-layered structures and contiguous tissues with necessary substitutes.

prosthodontist (prahs" thuh DAHN tist) (s) (noun), prosthodontists (pl)
A dentist who specializes in the mechanics of making and fitting artificial teeth: Prosthodontists prepare manufactured cuspids and molars to take the place of damaged ones.
A dental specialty concerned with keeping the dental pulp in a state of health and the treatment of the pulp cavity (pulp chamber and pulp canal); also, endodontia.
1. The branch of dentistry concerned with diagnosis, treatment, and the prevention of diseases of the dental pulp and its surrounding tissues.
2. The study of diseases of the dental pulp and their condition following the occurrence of a preceding disease; also endodontics.

Root canal treatment is also known as endodontic therapy. Having a root canal generally involves treatment of the tooth's pulpal tissue (or nerve).

In addition to nerve fibers, the pulpal tissue also contains arteries, veins, lymph vessels, and connective tissue.

Root canals are often the most feared procedure by regular visitors to the dentist's office, although it is claimed to be, in most cases, a fairly uncomplicated and low-pain treatment.

Decaying teeth or dental caries.
A reference to a lizard’s or dinosaur’s tooth.
secodont (adjective)
A general term for blade-like teeth or teeth with sharp cutting edges that produce a shearing action as found in felines (cats) and canines (dogs): "Secodont teeth are adapted for cutting and are also found in some herbivores."
selenodont (adjective)
Having molars with crescent-shaped cusps that serve to grind fibrous food and which occur in herbivores: "The cheek teeth of deer (Cervidae) and cattle (Bovidae) are selenodont teeth."

Related "tooth, teeth" word units: bruxo-; dento-.