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. 2014.
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Example sentences
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.
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