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periodontics

Saltos de línea: peri|odon¦tics
Pronunciación: /ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntɪks
 
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Definición de periodontics en inglés:

plural sustantivo

[treated as singular]
The branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.
Example sentences
  • This subject embraces theoretical and practical training in all clinical disciplines, orthodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, maxillo-facial surgery, prostodontics and pharmacology.
  • During the mandatory 12-month enrollment period, enrollees are covered for basic restorative services, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery and dental emergencies.
  • Basic services such as fillings, oral surgery, periodontics (gum treatment) and endodontics (root canals) would be 70 per cent covered.

Origen

1940s: from peri- 'around' + Greek odous, odont- 'tooth' + -ics.

Derivados

periodontal

1
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Prenatal counseling should focus on referral to a dentist to treat existing caries and periodontal disease.
  • One reason is that periodontal pathogens could enter the bloodstream, invade the blood vessel walls and ultimately cause atherosclerosis.
  • Patients require referral to a dentist within 24 hours for drainage and debridement of the infected periodontal area.

periodontist

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • If you have gum disease, a periodontist may be able to help you, but it can involve surgery and expense.
  • If your gums bleed easily, see your dentist or periodontist.
  • Often, it's a dentist or periodontist who is the first to identify a systemic health problem because of what they see in the patient's mouth.

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