Periodontitis meaning

perēōdäntītis
Any inflammation of the periodontal tissue.
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(periodontology) Any of a number of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium"”the tissues that surround and support the teeth.
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Origin of periodontitis

  • From Ancient Greek περί (peri, “around") + ὀδούς (odous, “a tooth") + -itis.

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