endodontics
endodontics endodontics n. 1. the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp.

Syn: endodontia. [WordNet 1.5]

2. the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, especially by completely removing the pulp and nerve inside a tooth and its root, and replacing it with a filling material; root canal therapy; pulp canal therapy. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Endodontics — Endodontics, from the Greek endo (inside) and odons (tooth), is a specialist sub field of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. The pulp (containing nerves, arterioles and venules as well as… …   Wikipedia

  • endodontics — ☆ endodontics [en΄dō dän′tiks ] n. [ END(O) + ODONT + ICS] the branch of dentistry that treats disorders of the pulp; root canal therapy: also endodontia [en΄dō dān′shə] endodontic adj. endodontist n …   English World dictionary

  • endodontics — endodontic, adj. /en doh don tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 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 …   Universalium

  • endodontics — noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: end + odont + ics Date: 1946 a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp • endodontic adjective • endodontically adverb • endodontist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endodontics — noun The branch of dentistry dealing with the dental pulp and root See Also: endodontist, endodontic …   Wiktionary

  • endodontics — A field of dentistry concerned with the biology and pathology of the dental pulp and periapical tissues, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries in these tissues. SYN: endodontia, endodontology. [endo + G. odou …   Medical dictionary

  • endodontics — n. branch of dentistry which treats diseases of the dental pulp …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endodontics — en·do·don·tics …   English syllables

  • endodontics — n. the study, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the pulp of teeth and their sequelae. A major part of treatment is root canal treatment …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • endodontics — en•do•don•tics [[t]ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn tɪks[/t]] also en•do•don•tia [[t] ˈdɒn ʃə, ʃi ə[/t]] en•do•don•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) den the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of… …   From formal English to slang

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