periodontitis meaning

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

    Derived forms: periodontitises

    Type of: disease

    Encyclopedia: Periodontitis

  • [Medicine]
    Inflammatory reaction of the tissues surrounding a tooth (periodontium),usually resulting from the extension of gingival inflammation (gingivitis) into the periodontium. (From Dorland,27th ed) n : inflammation of the periodontium and esp. the periodontal membrane —called also pericementitis


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