390. Teeth


See also 14. ANATOMY ; 51. BODY, HUMAN .

acrodontism
the condition of having teeth without roots attached to the alveolar ridge of the jaws, as in certain animals. — acrodont, adj.
bruxism
the habit of purposelessly grinding one’s teeth, especially during sleep. Also called bruxomania .
cariosity
the condition of being decayed or carious, especially with regard to teeth.
dedentition
the shedding of teeth.
dentition
the production or cutting of teeth; teething. Also called odontogeny .
dentology
odontology.
endodontics, endodontia
the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp and removal of the dental pulp, the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity; root canal therapy. Also endodontology. —endodontist , n.
endodontology
endodontics.
exodontia
the branch of dentistry concerned with the extraction of teeth. — exodontist, n.
gomphiasis
a condition of the teeth in which they become loose, especially the molars.
odontogeny
dentition. — odontogenic, adj.
odontography
a treatise describing or giving the history of teeth. — odontographic, adj.
odontology
1. the science that studies teeth and their surrounding tissues, especially the prevention and cure of their diseases.
2. dentistry. Also called dentology . — odontologist , n. odontological , adj.
odontophobia
an abnormal fear of teeth, especially of animal teeth.
orthodontics, orthodontia
the branch of dentistry that studies the prevention and correction of irregular teeth. — orthodontist , n. orthodontic, adj .
periodontics, periodontia
the branch of dentistry that studies and treats disease of the bone, connecting tissue, and gum surrounding a tooth. — periodontist, n. —periodontic, adj.
prophylactodontics, prophylactodontia
preventive dentistry. —prophylactodontist, n. —prophylactodontic, adj.
prosthodontia
the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement of missing teeth with dentures, bridges, etc. — prosthodontist , n.
ulatrophia, ulatrophy
a shrinking or wasting away of the gums.

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