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(Dentistry) dentistry the inflammation of periodontal tissue


(ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtaɪ tɪs)

1. inflammatory disease of the periodontium.
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Noun1.periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
pyorrhea alveolaris, Riggs' disease, pyorrhea, pyorrhoea - chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
alveolar resorption - wasting of the bony socket
gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
ulatrophia - recession of the gums


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Their results suggested that the lower dose might have no effect on most premenopausal women unless they are inherently susceptible to aggressive periodontitis.
There is also a case report by Seremidi and co-authors describing the therapeutic management of an 8-year-old child with generalised aggressive periodontitis.
Direct examination represented by fresh and Gram stain revealed in patients with aggressive periodontitis, a predominance of flora especially curved, fusiform motile rods, and motile spirochetes and Gram negative bacilli and coccobacilli Gram negative and Gram-positive filaments (Figure2).
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Brett et al (16) found a statistically significant association between TaqI polymorphism and both chronic and aggressive periodontitis.
Systemic therapy has demonstrated success in periodontal diseases such as aggressive periodontitis (specifically the former juvenile and refractory periodontitis), where precise bacterial species have been identified.
Aggressive periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease that occurs in people who are otherwise clinically healthy.
Narayanan Ramasubbu, Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, stated, "We have used SDC against single species biofilms of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, a causative agent in localized aggressive periodontitis, and S.
Epidemiologic patterns of chronic and aggressive periodontitis.
In consideration of a working PTP that addresses only the common periodontal diseases, this paper will address health, gingivitis, chronic periodontitis (formerly adult periodontitis), and aggressive periodontitis (formerly early-onset periodontitis).

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