periodontics [per-ee-uh-don-tiks] Word Origin noun (used with a singular verb)
- the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium.
Also per·i·o·don·tia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/. Origin of periodontics 1945–50; New Latin periodont(ia) (see, , ) + Related formsper·i·o·don·tic, adjective British Dictionary definitions for periodontics periodontics noun
- (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teethAlso called: periodontology
Derived Formsperiodontic, adjectiveperiodontically, adverbWord Origin for periodontics C19: from peri- + -odontics, from Greek odōn tooth Word Origin and History for periodontics n.
1948, from periodontia (1914; see) + . Periodontic (adj.) is attested by 1889.
periodontics in Medicine periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks] n.
- The branch of dentistry concerned with the care and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.periodontia
Related formsper′i•o•don′tic adj.per′i•o•don′tist n. periodontics in Science periodontics [pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tĭks]
- The branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth, especially the gums.