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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 tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.

en′do·don′tic adj.
en′do·don′tist n.


(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp
[C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek odōn tooth]
ˌendoˈdontal, ˌendoˈdontic adj
ˌendoˈdontist n


(ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn tɪks)

also en•do•don•tia

(-ˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə)


(ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp.
[1945–50; endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics]
en`do•don′tic, adj.
en`do•don′ti•cal•ly, adv.
en`do•don′tist, n.

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.
See also: Teeth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endodontics - the branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the dental pulp
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth


[ˌendəʊˈdɒntɪks] NSINGendodoncia f


n endodoncia
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Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX) is widely used in periodontal and endodontal protocols, and it is found in mouth rinses that are frequently used in the treatment and prevention of caries.