Riggs' disease

(redirected from Riggs disease)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.

Riggs' disease

 (rĭgz)
n.
Inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

[After John Mankey Riggs (1810-1885), American dentist.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Riggs' disease - chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
periodontal disease, periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
pericementoclasia - pus pocket formation around a tooth