marginal periodontitis


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marginal periodontitis

A sequela of gingivitis in which inflammation has spread apically to involve the alveolar process.

mar·gi·nal per·i·o·don·ti·tis

(mahrji-năl perē-ō-don-tītis)
Formerly used term more accurately replaced in current dental terminology by chronic periodontitis, necrotizing periodontal diseases, and pericoronal abscesses of the periodontium.
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