pedodontics (pl) (noun) (a plural used as a singular)
The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental care and treatment of children.
pedodontist, pediadontist (s) (noun)
; pedodontists, pediadontists (pl)
A dentist who practices dentistry that deals with children's teeth.
pedodontistry (s) (noun)
, pedodontistries (pl)
The care and treatment of children's teeth.
pedodontology, pediadontology (s) (noun)
; pedodontologies, pediadontologies (pl)
The study of the care of children's teeth.
1. Relating to or involving or practicing periodontics; literally, around the tooth.
2. A reference to or affecting tissues and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.
Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth. Left untreated, these diseases can lead to tooth loss.
The main cause of periodontal disease is a bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on teeth.
The branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth.
Relating to or involving or practicing periodontics.
The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.
periodontist (s), periodontists (pl)
A specialist in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.
Inflammation around the tooth or teeth.
Periodontitis and all periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and supporting bone that hold the teeth in the mouth.
Left untreated, these diseases can lead to tooth loss. The main cause of periodontal disease is a bacterial plaque, a sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on teeth.
The branch of dentistry that deals with the scientific study of the structures and functions of the periodontium in health and disease; broader in scope than periodontics, which is limited to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease, although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably.
The presence of supernumerary teeth or an excessive number of teeth.
This nomenclature (many-toothed lizard) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Stenonychosaurus. Named by U. S. paleontologist Charles Whitney Gilmore in 1932.
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