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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.periodontal disease - 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
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