periodontology

peri·odon·tol·o·gy -.dän-'täl-ə-jē n, pl -gies PERIODONTICS

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n.
the branch of dentistry concerned with the tissues that support and attach the teeth and the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.

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peri·odon·tol·o·gy (per″e-o-don-tolґə-je) [peri- + odont- + -logy] the branch of dentistry that deals with the scientific study of the structures and function 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.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Periodontology — Periodontology, or Periodontics, is the branch of dentistry which studies supporting structures of teeth, and diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums),… …   Wikipedia

  • periodontology — [per΄ē ō däntäl′ə jē] n. the study of periodontal disease, tissue, etc …   English World dictionary

  • periodontology — noun Date: 1914 periodontics …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • periodontology — /per ee oh don tol euh jee/, n. periodontics. [1910 15; PERIODONT(IA) + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • periodontology — noun Periodontics …   Wiktionary

  • periodontology — [ˌpɛrɪədɒn tɒlədʒi] noun another term for periodontics …   English new terms dictionary

  • periodontology — peri·odon·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • periodontology — n. the branch of dentistry concerned with the tissues that support and attach the teeth and the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • periodontology — per•i•o•don•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. den periodontics • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • periodontology — n. = PERIODONTICS …   Useful english dictionary

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