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Definitions for periodontitis
ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtaɪ tɪspe·ri·odon·ti·tis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. periodontal disease, periodontitis(noun)

    a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth

Wiktionary

  1. periodontitis(Noun)

    Any of a number of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontiumu2014the tissues that surround and support the teeth.

    Etymology: From περί + ὀδούς + -itis.

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  1. Periodontitis

    Periodontitis or pyorrhea is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium, i.e., the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Periodontitis is caused by microorganisms that adhere to and grow on the tooth's surfaces, along with an over-aggressive immune response against these microorganisms. A diagnosis of periodontitis is established by inspecting the soft gum tissues around the teeth with a probe and by evaluating the patient's X-ray films, to determine the amount of bone loss around the teeth. Specialists in the treatment of periodontitis are periodontists; their field is known as "periodontology" or "periodontics".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Periodontitis

    Inflammation and loss of connective tissues supporting or surrounding the teeth. This may involve any part of the PERIODONTIUM. Periodontitis is currently classified by disease progression (CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS; AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS) instead of age of onset. (From 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions, American Academy of Periodontology)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodontitis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of periodontitis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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