periodontitis

(redirected from Periodontal diseases)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Periodontal diseases: gingivitis

periodontitis

(ˌpɛrɪədɒnˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Dentistry) dentistry the inflammation of periodontal tissue

per•i•o•don•ti•tis

(ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtaɪ tɪs)

n.
1. inflammatory disease of the periodontium.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
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
Translations
paradentóza

periodontitis

nWurzelhautentzündung f
References in periodicals archive ?
[USA], Apr 3 (ANI): Despite being at a higher risk of periodontal diseases, diabetics visit the dentist less frequently, according to a study.
Social gradients in periodontal diseases among adolescents.
Increasingly, scientists have found that periodontal diseases may trigger a range of illnesses throughout the body, ranging from cancer to heart disease.
Linear model (Figure 1): In mid-1960 s Human and animal experimental evidence demonstrated the critical role of bacteria in the initiation of gingivitis and periodontitis which led to a clear concept of pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases. Linear model proposed by Loe et.al.
In light of recent advances in the field of periodontal diseases, they present the current and accessible Practical Periodontics, which contains learning objectives, figures, tables, tips and pitfalls, and key points in every chapter and online material.
This view of a particularly high prevalence of periodontal diseases appears to have originated from early epidemiological studies using an index system that gave weight to gingivitis and moderate periodontitis resulting from poor oral hygiene and calculus deposition.
Mahwash discovered that the results of the study could be used to support the usage of this natural material in dental practice for the treatment of periodontal diseases.
Periodontal diseases are inflammatory diseases affecting the surrounding and supporting tissues of teeth--the periodontium.
Development of a Classification System for Periodontal Diseases and Conditions.