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per·i·o·don·ti·tis
[per-ee-oh-don-tahy-tis]
NOUN [DENTISTRY.]
1.
inflammation of the periodontium caused by bacteria that infect the roots of teeth and the surrounding gum crevices, producing bleeding, pus formation, and gradual loss of bone and the tissues that support the teeth.
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periodontitis

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease and pyorrhea, is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis involves ...

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/periodontitis/home/ovc-20315537

Apr 14, 2017 ... Periodontitis (per-e-o-don-TIE-tis) is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth.

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/242321.php

Dec 21, 2015 ... Periodontitis means "inflammation around the tooth" - it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth.

www.merckmanuals.com/home/mouth-and-dental-disorders/periodontal-diseases/periodontitis

Periodontitis occurs in people who are susceptible to a more serious infection of periodontal tissue (tissue surrounding the teeth) than occurs in simple gingivitis.

www.colgateprofessional.com/patient-education/articles/periodontitis

Yet periodontitis is both preventable and treatable. Although factors such as smoking, heredity, medications and lowered immunity make you more susceptible to ...

www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dental-disorders/periodontal-disorders/periodontitis

Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums resulting from an opportunistic infection of endogenous plaque biofilm. It usually manifests as a ...

www.efp.org/patients/what-is-periodontitis.html

Periodontitis is often known as 'Gum Disease' and is a very common condition in which the gums and deeper periodontal structures become inflamed.

www.periosolutions.net/procedures/periodontal-disease-treatments/severe-periodontitis

When the periodontal destruction has reached the underlying bone, the condition has progressed to the more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis.