The word "periodontal" literally means "around the tooth." Periodontal disease refers to oral health problems involving the teeth and gums.
A disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth.
The inflammation and/or infection of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are two forms of periodontal disease.
disease within the bones that support the teeth
a collective term for conditions characterized by degeneration of gingivae, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, and cementum
Inflammation of the gums and surrounding bone and soft tissues.
Inflammation of the gums and/or periodontal membrane of the teeth.
a serious, chronic bacterial infection that attacks the gums and bones that support your teeth
The irritation and swelling and bone loss that can occur if disease is let go around the supporting tissues of the teeth. This is one of the more common and also preventable diseases of mankind. See the Hygiene Department for more in.
Periodontal infection is generally caused by a combination of stress, acidity, and improper oral hygiene. See I'luminae for more information.
disorder of the supporting structures of the teeth
A bacterialinfection of the supporting tissues of the teeth including the gums and underlying jaw bone.
inflammation of the gums that may lead to bone loss.
disease of the tissues around a tooth.
a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the gums, bone and ligaments supporting the teeth. It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults.
Pertaining to the gums and underlying bone.
Disease of the supporting structure of the tooth.
A disease of the gum tissue and the underlying bone.
This disease affects the bone that surrounds the teeth. Progression of this disease leads to tooth loss. It has been found that the bacteria found in periodontal disease are the same bacteria found in heart disease and stroke. Periodontal disease is diagnosed through comprehensive periodontal charting and treated through comprehensive periodontal therapy.
The inflammation and infection of gums, ligaments, bone, and other tissues surrounding the teeth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the two main forms of periodontal disease. Also called gum disease or pyorrhea.
Occurs when anaerobic bacteria reside in the periodontal pocket, leading to tissue destruction. The pocket increases in depth and there is a loss of the tissue's ability to support the tooth in the alveolar bone.
Inflammation or degeneration of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. It is the major cause of tooth loss.
conditions of the mouth that cause degeneration of the gums, bones and ligaments
Disease of the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gum and bone
The inflammation and infection of the supporting structures around the teeth, which may include the bone, gum, ligaments, and other tissues. Also known as gum disease or pyorrhea, the two form of periodontal disease are gingivitis (affecting the gums) and periodontitis (affecting both the gums and the bone).
Advanced gum disease, which affects the gums, jawbone, and connective tissues in the mouth that support the teeth.
an inflammatory disease of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Periodontal disease may begin as gingivitis and progress to more serious gum disease accompanied by erosion of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.
Damage to the gums. People who have diabetes are more likely to have gum disease than people who do not have diabetes.
Disease of the gums, the tissues encasing teeth. ( 4-12)
Inflammatory process of the gingival tissues and/or periodontal membrane of the teeth, resulting in an abnormally deep gingival sulcus, possibly producing periodontal pockets and loss of supporting alveolar bone.
inflammation and irritation of the gums, which if left untreated, can cause the jawbone and teeth to deteriorate and fall out
The general term for the inflammation or disease affecting the gums. See "Gum Disease."
A progressive disorder affecting the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth (the gums).
any gum disease (such as periodontitis or gingivitis) that, if untreated, inflames and eventually destroys the bone and tissues that support and anchor the teeth.