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Inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.
[After John Mankey Riggs (1810-1885), American dentist.]
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|Noun||1.||Riggs' disease - chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets|
pericementoclasia - pus pocket formation around a tooth
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