periodontitis complex

noun

Medical Definition of periodontitis complex

: a rare form of chronic periodontitis which is characterized by deep and irregular pocketing around the teeth and by resorption of alveolar bone in a vertical direction and which is sometimes regarded as periodontosis complicated by the occurrence of inflammatory lesions

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“Periodontitis complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/periodontitis%20complex. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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