[per-ee-uh-don-tl] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tl/
of or relating to the periodontium.
of or relating to .
of or relating to the .
of, denoting, or affecting the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth: periodontal disease
1848, literally “around the tooth,” from peri- + Greek odon (genitive odontos) “tooth” (see tooth).
periodontal per·i·o·don·tal (pěr’ē-ə-dŏn’tl)
noun 1. any of various mixed bacterial infections that affect the soft tissues and bones supporting the teeth.
- Periodontal ligament
periodontal ligament n. The connective tissue surrounding the root of a tooth and attaching it to its bony socket. Also called alveolodental ligament, periodontal membrane.
noun, Dentistry. 1. the collagenous, fibrous connective tissue between the cementum of the tooth and the alveolus.
- Periodontal membrane fiber
periodontal membrane fiber n. Any of the collagen fibers that run from the cementum to the alveolar bone and suspend a tooth in its socket.