- A field of dentistry concerned with the biology and pathology of the dental pulp and periapical tissues, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries in these tissues. SYN: endodontia, endodontology. [endo- + G. odous, tooth]
* * *end·odon·tics -'dänt-iks n pl but sing in constr a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulpend·odon·tic -'dänt-ik adjend·odon·ti·cal·ly -'dänt-i-k(ə-)lē adv
* * *n.the study, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the pulp of teeth and their sequelae. A major part of treatment is root canal treatment.
* * *en·do·don·tics (en″do-donґtiks) [end- + odont- + -ics] the branch of dentistry concerned with the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries affecting the dental pulp, tooth root, and periapical tissue. In current usage, this term has a more restrictive meaning than endodontology, which refers to study of the pulp in both health and disease, although sometimes the terms are used interchangeably.
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Endodontics — Endodontics, from the Greek endo (inside) and odons (tooth), is a specialist sub field of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. The pulp (containing nerves, arterioles and venules as well as… … Wikipedia
endodontics — n. 1. the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp. Syn: endodontia. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, especially by completely removing the pulp and nerve inside a tooth and its root, and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
endodontics — ☆ endodontics [en΄dō dän′tiks ] n. [ END(O) + ODONT + ICS] the branch of dentistry that treats disorders of the pulp; root canal therapy: also endodontia [en΄dō dān′shə] endodontic adj. endodontist n … English World dictionary
endodontics — endodontic, adj. /en doh don tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity … Universalium
endodontics — noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: end + odont + ics Date: 1946 a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp • endodontic adjective • endodontically adverb • endodontist noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
endodontics — noun The branch of dentistry dealing with the dental pulp and root See Also: endodontist, endodontic … Wiktionary
endodontics — n. branch of dentistry which treats diseases of the dental pulp … English contemporary dictionary
endodontics — en·do·don·tics … English syllables
endodontics — n. the study, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the pulp of teeth and their sequelae. A major part of treatment is root canal treatment … The new mediacal dictionary
endodontics — en•do•don•tics [[t]ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn tɪks[/t]] also en•do•don•tia [[t] ˈdɒn ʃə, ʃi ə[/t]] en•do•don•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) den the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of… … From formal English to slang