1. periodontitis

noun. a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth.


  • pyorrhea alveolaris
  • gingivitis
  • ulatrophia
  • alveolar resorption
  • disease
  • Riggs' disease
  • periodontal disease
  • pyorrhea

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Sentences with periodontitis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Along with redness along the gum line, periodontitis can also present with foul-smelling breath.

2. Verb, base form
However, untreated gingivitis leads to periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss, and increase your risk for heart attack and stroke 2.