periodontitis

noun peri·odon·ti·tis \ ˌper-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtī-təs \

Definition of periodontitis

: inflammation of the supporting structures of the teeth and especially the periodontal membrane

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New Latin


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periodontitis

noun peri·odon·ti·tis \ ˌper-ē-(ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtīt-əs \

medical Definition of periodontitis

: inflammation of the periodontium and esp. chronic inflammation that typically follows untreated gingivitis and that results in progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament, formation of pockets around the teeth, and resorption of alveolar bone chiefly in a horizontal direction with loosening or loss of teeth called also pericementitis

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