Definition of endodontics in English:

endodontics

plural noun

Dentistry
treated as singular
  • The branch of dentistry concerned with diseases and injuries of the soft tissues inside a tooth (the dental pulp)

    ‘in endodontics, a major diagnostic challenge is the accurate assessment of pulp status’
    • ‘ In endodontics, specialists must have the skill to expertly navigate these sensitive areas.’
    • ‘However, a dentist specializing in endodontics suspected that stress was not the only cause.’
    • ‘He teaches both surgical and non-surgical endodontics.’
    • ‘She had referred me to endodontics and assured me they were very good at what they do.’
    • ‘We are dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care.’
    • ‘The team have over 60 years' experience combined in the endodontics field.’
    • ‘The commonest process in endodontics is the root canal treatment.’
    • ‘The work of endodontics involves time-taking procedures and sensitive interventions.’
    • ‘The work of pediatric endodontics is done by the doctors in the centre.’
    • ‘Our goal is to transform endodontics by improving the clinical quality and business performance of practices performing root canal therapy.’

Origin

1940s from endo- ‘within’ + Greek odous, odont- ‘tooth’, on the pattern of orthodontics.

Pronunciation

endodontics

/ˌɛndəʊˈdɒntɪks/