periodontosis


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periodontosis

[¦per·ē·ō‚dän′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A degenerative disturbance of the periodontium, characterized by degeneration of connective-tissue elements of the periodontal ligament and by bone resorption.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fritz, "Treatment of periodontosis by combined orthodontic and periodontal approach: report of case," The Journal of the American Dental Association, vol.
Periodontosis in a child resulting in exfoliation of the teeth.