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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gums.

per′i·o·don′tic, per′i·o·don′ti·cal adj.
per′i·o·don′tist n.
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Adj.1.periodontic - of or relating to or involving or practicing periodontics; "periodontal disease"
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Smiles LA, the dental office hosting the event, is a comprehensive source of restorative, cosmetic, orthodontic, and periodontic treatments.
She has 10 years of experience in dentistry, including oral surgery, endodontics, esthetic techniques and periodontic surgery.
Coverage also includes dental visits, including cavities, imaging, tooth pain, medications, sedation techniques, alternatives to drills, fillings, rebuilding and reshaping teeth, having a tooth pulled, and dentures; dental care for infants and children, including fluoride consumption during tooth development, preventing tooth decay, cavities, preventing sports-related orofacial injuries, teeth grinding or clenching, and oral conditions in children with special needs; and orthodontic, endodontic, periodontic, and orofacial procedures, such as root canals, implants, and oral surgeries.
Nevertheless no reference for this statement could be found in the English literature or in paediatric, periodontic or orthodontic text books [Wei and Lang, 1982; Proffit and Fields, 1986; Pinkham et al.
The regular TRICARE medical benefit does not cover routine, preventive, restorative, emergency non-adjunctive dental, prosthodontic or periodontic dental care that's not related to a medical condition.
The oral care products market includes the small tools and products used to deliver dental care, such as biomaterials, prostheses, endodontic, orthodontic and periodontic products, restoratives, alloys, cements, bonding agents, impression materials, preventives, disposables, and other products.
Ali Thafeed Al-Ghamdi, who is also assistant professor and consultant in periodontics and implant dentistry and head of periodontic department, received the copyright for his novel technique from the American Bureau of Patents and Inventions, the highest body for copyrights in the US, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.
But in a nutshell it can be said that any lesion that after performing endodontic treatment results in irreversible reactions in the attachment apparatus and requires periodontic treatment.
Periodontics has advanced slowly over the decades but has seen a burst of interest given current thinking on the role of inflammatory responses in rheumatoid arthritis and other metabolic and cardiovascular diseases--and the potential for periodontic disease as a risk factor marker.
The Orascoptic DK [TM] ENDO features the DK Fiber Lite Attachment, which holds the included disposable endodontic fibers; the Orascoptic DK [TM] PERIO features the same fiber lite attachment, but the included disposable fibers are for periodontic work.
classified with other surgical periodontic services.
However, a periodontic dentist recently advised us not to do this because it could possibly cause cancer.