Definitions for "Periodontal disease"
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.
see periodontitis Periodontal probe - an instrument used to measure pocket depth
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