pyorrhoea


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pyorrhoea

(pī′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of pyorrhea.

py·or·rhe·a

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

pyorrhoea

1. A flow of PUS.
2. PERIODONTITIS with discharge of pus from the tooth sockets.

py·or·rhe·a

(pī'ŏ-rē'ă)
Purulent discharge.
[pyo- + G. rhoia, a flow]
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About the causes of pyorrhoea Prof Noor Muhammad informed that its causes include health problems, improper diet, eating the wrong food, excess sugar and general unhealthy lifestyle choices and the disease is also often related to a deficiency of vitamin C, calcium and folic acid.
He said that considering that plaque forms on teeth as quickly as four hours after brushing the best method in preventing pyorrhoea and periodontal diseases in general is through daily brushing and flossing with additional professional cleaning but surgical treatment may be required in instances of pyorrhoea.
He said that almost everyone seems to feel calcium is essential in the matter of tooth decay, but few see the importance of calcium in the eating away of the jawbone that supports their teeth and incidentally, pyorrhoea is sometimes called arthritis of the teeth, Khoso added.