periodontal disease

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or py•or•rhoe•a

(ˌpaɪ əˈri ə)

1. a discharge of pus.
2. severe periodontitis, characterized by bleeding and suppuration of the gums and often loosening of the teeth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periodontal disease - 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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Complete report on Periodontal Disease Clinical Trials spread across 276 pages, supported with 23 tables and 24 figures is now available at http://www.
Studies by Amar and colleagues in 2013 address the relationship of periodontal disease to obesity in terms of various host immunological respons-es.
Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gum tissue and other structures supporting the teeth.
Kenneth Kornman, DDS, PhD, Editor of the Journal of Periodontology, states, "Inflammation is a major risk factor for heart disease, and periodontal disease may increase the inflammation level throughout the body.
Researchers suspect that the presence of oral pathogens associated with periodontal disease may increase a patient's risk of developing or exacerbating respiratory disease.
8-fold increased risk of preterm birth in women with periodontal disease (Am J.
This article reviews the relationship between periodontal disease, preterm low birth weight and preeclampsia.
After adjustments were made for age, smoking, diabetes, body mass index, and a number of other factors, men with periodontal disease had a 63% higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared to those reporting no periodontal disease.
In addition, accumulating evidence now points to a potential link between severe forms of periodontal disease and a host of problems throughout the body, including heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, low birth-weight babies, and (more recently) pancreatic cancer as reported in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in January by researchers at Harvard University.
Lactoferrin, a protein derived from dairy products was found to suppress prevotella intermedia, bacteria found in periodontal disease.
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