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periodontal disease

any of various mixed bacterial infections that affect the soft tissues and bones supporting the teeth.
Compare pyorrhea. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For example, one team of students in our program developed a method for diagnosing periodontal disease.
  • There is caries in other teeth and serious periodontal disease, unlikely to occur in hunters-gatherers.
  • Gum inflammation and ulcers are common and not all people with these problems develop periodontal disease.
  • The ultimate outcome of uncontrolled periodontal disease is tooth loss.
  • periodontal disease is marked by bacterial overgrowth.
  • Time to pack up those pamphlets on periodontal disease.
  • periodontal disease was not a term he could recall hearing at vet school.
  • periodontal disease, a dangerous infection of the gums that can result in tooth loss, generally begins in middle age.

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