pyorrhea


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pyorrhea

(pīərē`ə), inflammation and degeneration of the gums and other tissues surrounding the teeth. The onset of the disease is marked by bleeding of the gums. As the disease proceeds, the gums recede from the teeth, loosening of the teeth occurs, and the bone supporting the teeth is resorbed. Pus is discharged from pockets in the gums, which are formed as the jawbone recedes from the roots of the teeth. Pyorrhea, known medically as pyorrhea alveolaris, is most common in persons over 40. There are numerous possible causes, toward which therapy is directed, including poor nutrition, poor oral hygiene, ill-fitting dentures, and irritation of the tissues by dental tartar.

pyorrhea

[‚pī·ə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
A purulent discharge.

pyorrhoea

(esp US), pyorrhea
inflammation of the gums characterized by the discharge of pus and loosening of the teeth; periodontal disease
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However, the two companies have determined that it would not be feasible to conduct any further studies in the currently approved indications of "alveolar pyorrhea (inflammatory type)" and "hemorrhage during or after minor operations (dentistry and urology)", and have therefore submitted an application to remove these indications and make changes to dosage and administration for Neuzym accordingly.
1992, Takagi and Sanashiro, 1996) that has been reported to treat anemia, jaundice, constipation, cough, asthma, fever, eye diseases, chronic ulcers, leucorrhoea, pyorrhea (Nadkarni, 1976) and also assists in the weight loss (Hashimoto and Nakajima, 1997).
Pyorrhea in the gums had taken all of her back teeth, but her jaws stayed firm and slanty--pretty as a picture of any white girl's" (1-2).
It also eventually combines with certain minerals in saliva to form tartar (also called calculus), and these deposits, above and below the gums, lead to periodontal disease - once known as pyorrhea, and still called gingivitis in its earlier reversible stage.
About the pyorrhea, he informed that dental caries and gum diseases are
About the pyorrhea, he informed the two most common dental diseases are the decay of teeth and pyorrhea.