See also anatomy; body, human.
the condition of having teeth without roots attached to the alveolar ridge of the jaws, as in certain animals. —acrodont, adj.
the habit of purposelessly grinding one’s teeth, especially during sleep. Also called bruxomania
the condition of being decayed or carious, especially with regard to teeth.
the shedding of teeth.
the production or cutting of teeth; teething. Also called odontogeny
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
the branch of dentistry concerned with the extraction of teeth. —exodontist, n.
a condition of the teeth in which they become loose, especially the molars.
dentition. —odontogenic, adj.
a treatise describing or giving the history of teeth. —odontographic, adj.
the science that studies teeth and their surrounding tissues, especially the prevention and cure of their diseases.
dentistry. Also called dentology
an abnormal fear of teeth, especially of animal teeth.
the branch of dentistry that studies the prevention and correction of irregular teeth. —orthodontist
the branch of dentistry that studies and treats disease of the bone, connecting tissue, and gum surrounding a tooth. —periodontist, n. —periodontic, adj.
preventive dentistry. —prophylactodontist, n. —prophylactodontic, adj.
the branch of dentistry concerned with the replacement of missing teeth with dentures, bridges, etc. —prosthodontist
a shrinking or wasting away of the gums.