exodontia

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exodontia (countable and uncountable, plural exodontias)

  1. The extraction of teeth.
    • 2006, David A. Mitchell, An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery[1], page 187:
      The need to preserve alveolar bone is paramount and best achieved by atraumatic exodontias including socket compression.
    • 2012, Harry Dym, Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, An Issue of Dental Clinics[2]:
      Exodontia is a procedure that all dentists are taught to perform in dental school and used by most general clinicians in their practice.

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