periodontal disease meaning

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  • Noun: periodontal disease
    1. A disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
      - periodontitis

    Derived forms: periodontal diseases

    Type of: disease

    Encyclopedia: Periodontal disease

  • [Medicine]
    n : any disease (as gingivitis or periodontitis) affecting the periodontium


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  1. after sometime, toxins released by bacteria in the plaque irritate the gum and cause inflammation, leading to periodontal disease
  2. Then he says he lost his teeth because of periodontal disease.
  3. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gums and teeth.
  4. Diabetics must be meticulous with their homecare to control periodontal disease.
  5. The main reasons for tooth loss are decay or periodontal disease.

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