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Related to pyorrhea: pyorrhea alveolaris

periodontitis

 [per″e-o-don-ti´tis]
inflammation of the periodontium, usually caused by specific pathologic bacteria that grow in the spaces between the gum and lower part of the tooth crown, and the host response to inflammation. If it continues unchecked the infection will spread to the bone in which the teeth are rooted. The bone then resorbs and the teeth slowly become detached from their supporting tissues. Periodontitis is the major cause of tooth loss after the age of 35. It can be prevented or controlled by good dental hygiene such as proper brushing and interdental cleaning, or by nonsurgical or surgical periodontal therapy. It is treated with local cleansing and débridement of the area, establishment of drainage for exudate, and use of antimicrobial agents. Antibiotic drugs and host modulating therapy are indicated if the symptoms are severe and unresponsive to other treatments. Extraction of the affected teeth may be necessary if the lesion is advanced.

py·or·rhe·a

(pī-ō-rē'ă),
A purulent discharge.
[pyo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

pyorrhea

/py·or·rhea/ (-re´ah) a copious discharge of pus.pyorrhe´al
pyorrhea alveola´ris  compound periodontitis.

pyorrhea

(pī′ə-rē′ə)
n.
1. Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
2. A discharge of pus.

py′or·rhe′al adj.

pyorrhea

[pī′ərē′ə]
Etymology: Gk, pyon + rhoia, flow
1 a discharge of pus.
2 a purulent inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth. Also spelled pyorrhoea. pyorrheal, adj.

py·or·rhe·a

(pī'ŏ-rē'ă)
A purulent discharge.
Synonym(s): pyorrhoea.
[pyo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

py·or·rhe·a

(pī'ŏ-rē'ă)
Purulent discharge.
[pyo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

pyorrhea (pī´ərē´ə),

n a term used to designate periodontal disease. Generally, it means “flow of pus,” which previously was a feature of periodontal disease. Older term for
periodontal disease.

pyorrhea

a copious discharge of pus.

pyorrhea alveolaris
a purulent inflammation of the dental periosteum, with progressive necrosis of the alveoli and looseness of the teeth. See also periodontitis.
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Channar informed that the causes of pyorrhea include health problems, improper diet, eating the wrong food excessive intake of sugar and it is also often related to deficiency of vitamin C and calcium.
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.
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).