per·i·o·don·tia (pĕr'ē-ə-dŏnʹshə) n.

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  • periodontia — 1. Plural of periodontium. 2. SYN: periodontics. * * * peri·odon·tia .per ē ō dän ch(ē )ə n PERIODONTICS * * * peri·odon·tia (per″e o donґshə) 1. plural of periodontium. 2. periodontics …   Medical dictionary

  • periodontia — n. tissues and bones that surround the teeth (Dentistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • periodontia — peri·odon·tia …   English syllables

  • periodontia — noun the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the gums and other structures around the teeth • Syn: ↑periodontics • Derivationally related forms: ↑periodontal, ↑periodontal (for: ↑periodontics), ↑periodontic ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Periodontics — is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Periodontists are also expert in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. The word… …   Medical dictionary

  • periodontic — adjective of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics periodontal disease • Syn: ↑periodontal • Pertains to noun: ↑periodontics (for: ↑periodontal), ↑periodontics …   Useful english dictionary

  • periodontics — periodontic, adj. /per ee euh don tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. Also, periodontia /per ee euh don sheuh, shee euh/. [1945 50; < NL periodont(ia) (see …   Universalium

  • periodontium — /per ee euh don sheuhm, shee euhm/, n., pl. periodontia / sheuh, shee euh/. the bone, connective tissue, and gum surrounding and supporting a tooth. Also, parodontium. [1955 60; < NL; see PERI , ODONT, IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tartar — is the hardened product of longstanding plaque accumulating minerals from the saliva and foods. Plaque is the soft accumulation of food debris and bacteria around teeth. These bacteria feed on left over food in the mouth to excrete toxins that… …   Medical dictionary

  • περιοδοντία — η, Ν παλαιότερος όρος για την περιοδοντική. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. periodontia (< περιοδόντιο + ία)] …   Dictionary of Greek

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