Definition of Periodontitis

1. Noun. A disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth.

Definition of Periodontitis

1. Noun. (context: periodontology) Any of a number of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium—the tissues that surround and support the teeth. ¹

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Medical Definition of Periodontitis

1. Gum disease, gingivitis. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periodontitis

periodontal file
periodontal index
periodontal ligament
periodontal ligament fibres
periodontal membrane
periodontal pocket
periodontal probe
periodontal prosthesis
periodontist (perio)
periodontitis (current term)
periodontitis complex
periodontitis simplex

Literary usage of Periodontitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oral Abscesses by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1916)
"Proliferating periodontitis and its sequels — or changes stimulating inflammatory new growth beginning with proliferating periodontitis and resulting in a ..."

2. A System of oral surgery: Being a Treatise on the Diseases and Surgery of by James Edmund Garretson (1884)
"periodontitis. THE importance of the disease known as periodontitis commands for ita ... periodontitis, like inflammation in general, may exist either in a ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"GINGIVITIS AND periodontitis Definition Gingivitis is a relatively innocuous ... A diagnosis of periodontitis is made when, in addition to the signs of ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris (1892)
"... this may be protected by a layer of the nonconducting material and the metal introduced over it. CHAPTER XII. periodontitis. periodontitis ..."

5. Dental Electro-therapeutics by Ernest Sturridge (1918)
"Treatment of Root Canals—periodontitis from Septic Pulp—Acute Local periodontitis — Alveolar Abscess — Trismus from Impacted Third Molar—Chronic Alveolar ..."

6. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"periodontitis. Definition.—This is an inflammation of the alveolar periosteum. Etiology.—It begins in most cases from the irritation produced by a ..."

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