Definition of Riggs' disease
1. Noun. Chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets.
Generic synonyms: Periodontal Disease, Periodontitis
Specialized synonyms: Pericementoclasia
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Literary usage of Riggs' disease
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"in 3, therefore no Riggs' disease. Riggs' disease is called by various names: pyorrhea alveolaris, gingivitis interstitialis or parenchy- ..."
2. A Layman's Handbook of Medicine: With Special Reference to Social Workers by Richard Clarke Cabot (1916)
"... rightly or wrongly, by physicians and dentists, as causes of diseases at a distance from the mouth: — (1) Riggs' Disease, of which the Latin name is ..."
3. The Prevention of Disease: A Popular Treatise by Kenelm Winslow (1916)
"Riggs' Disease.—We have in another place (see page 22) discussed abscess formation about the roots of teeth, or between the roots and the gums, ..."
4. Dominion Dental Journal (1905)
"Se lections RIGGS' DISEASE, SO CALLED. BY 13. ... cause of the very prevalent and troublesome disease spoken of as Riggs' disease, or pyorrhea alveolaris, ..."
5. A Text-book of Medical Diagnosis by James Meschter Anders, Leonard Napoleon Boston (1911)
"... RIGGS' DISEASE). Definition and Remarks. — A disease of the mouth characterized by ulceration of the mucous membrane at its junction with the teeth. ..."
6. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1892)
"ARISTOL FOR RIGGS DISEASE. Dr. EC Kirk reports treating successfully Riggs disease with aristol, rubbed up in oil of cinnamon, applied to the full extent of ..."
7. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1875)
"But, Oh, the Riggs' disease! A Frenchman presented his little girl to me to ... There is not one of you but can treat the Riggs' Disease succesfully if you ..."