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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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While Neuzym will no longer be able to be used in the treatment of "alveolar pyorrhea (inflammatory type)" and "hemorrhage during or after minor operations (dentistry and urology)" following approval of the partial label change, Eisai and Sannova will work to ensure that information is provided to healthcare professionals in order to avoid confusion either in the medical setting or amongst patients being treated with the preparation.
common in our society and the two most common dental diseases, which have prevailed in our society, are the decay of teeth and pyorrhea.
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.
e) 16 Root Pyorrhea (bleeding from gums), tingling sensations in the teeth, tooth decay (cause mentioned by kaviraj as to insect infestation of tooth), foul odor emanating from mouth.
The two most common dental diseases that are prevailing in our society are the decay of teeth and pyorrhea.
Pyorrhea is bleeding from the gums and bitter melon in the daily diet or having some of its juice every morning on an empty stomach helps to reduce this problem.
The two most common dental diseases that prevailed in our society are the decay of teeth and pyorrhea and the early decay of teeth can be prevented if sugar in-take is reduced.