endodontics

endodontics

[en-doh-don-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
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 and its replacement with suitable filling material; pulp canal therapy; root canal therapy.
Also, endodontia [en-doh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] , endodontology [en-doh-don-tol-uh-jee] .


Origin:
1945–50; < Neo-Latin endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics

endodontic, adjective
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endodontics (ˌɛndəʊˈdɒntɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp
 
[C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek odōn tooth]
 
endo'dontal
 
adj
 
endo'dontic
 
adj
 
endo'dontist
 
n

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endodontics en·do·don·tics (ěn'dō-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.


en'do·don'tic adj.
en'do·don'tist n.
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endodontics

in dentistry, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the dental pulp and the surrounding tissues. (The dental pulp is soft tissue in the centre of the tooth; it contains the nerve, blood and lymphatic vessels, and connective tissue.)

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