aggressive periodontal disease

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ag·gres·sive per·i·o·don·tal dis·ease

(ă-gres'iv per'ē-ō-don'tăl dĭz-ēz')
Rapid periodontal attachment loss and bone destruction in people who are otherwise clinically healthy; familial tendency. It can be either a localized form, in which molars and incisors are affected, or generalized. Associated bacteria are Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.
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