marginal periodontitis


marginal periodontitis
a chronic destructive inflammatory periodontal disease that begins as a simple marginal gingivitis and may migrate along the tooth toward the apex, producing periodontal pockets, usually with pus formation, and destruction of the periodontal and alveolar structures, causing the teeth to become loose. Called also simple p., chronic suppurative pericementitis, Fauchard disease, pyorrhea, pyorrhea alveolaris, Riggs disease, and Schmutz pyorrhea.

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