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Encyclopedia > Periodontium

'PeBold textriodontium is a word of Medical terminology for the specialized tissues ''''''''''surrounding and supporting the teeth. This includes stratified squamous epithelium, connective tissues of basement membrane, ligaments, and alveolar bone. Periodontics is the related dental specialty. Types of teeth Molars are used for grinding up foods Carnassials are used for slicing food. ... The squamous epithelium is epithelium consisting of one or more cell layers, the most superficial of which is composed of flat, scalelike or platelike cells. ... ... A ligament is a short band of tough fibrous connective tissue composed mainly of long, stringy collagen molecules. ... The alveolar process (processus alveolaris), also referred to as the alveolar bone, is the bone found in the jaws of a mouth containing the socket of teeth. ... Periodontics is the study of clinical aspects of the supporting structures of the teeth (i. ...


The following tissues are part of the periodontium:

The word comes from the Greek terms "peri" meaning around and "odons" meaning tooth. Literally taken, it means that which is "around the tooth". The gingivae (sing. ... // Headline text The periodontal ligaments are considered part of the periodontium, as they are supporting tissue of a tooth. ... Cementum is a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth. ... The alveolar process (processus alveolaris), also referred to as the alveolar bone, is the bone found in the jaws of a mouth containing the socket of teeth. ...


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Endodontic-Periodontal Relations (825 words)
HE HEALTH of the periodontium is important to the proper function of a tooth.
Disease that affects the periodontium usually is a result of the direct extension of pulpal disease or due to apical progression of periodontal disease.
The effect of periodontal disease on the pulp is not as clear-cut as the effect of pulpal disease on the periodontium.
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