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periodontal

 [per″e-o-don´t'l]
around a tooth; pertaining to the periodontium.
periodontal disease any disease of the periodontium, such as periodontitis or gingivitis. Sometimes it is a manifestation of a systemic disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·i·o·don·tal

(per'ē-ō-don'tăl),
Around a tooth.
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]
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periodontal

(pĕr′ē-ə-dŏn′tl)
adj.
1. Surrounding or encasing a tooth: a periodontal ligament.
2. Relating to or affecting tissue and structures surrounding and supporting the teeth.

per′i·o·don′tal·ly adv.
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per·i·o·don·tal

(perē-ō-dontăl )
Around a tooth.
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Periodontal

Pertaining to the gums.
Mentioned in: Oral Hygiene
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·i·o·don·tal

(perē-ō-dontăl )
Around a tooth.
Synonym(s): paradental, pericemental, peridental.
[peri- + G. odous, tooth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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[22] However, few studies have assessed the effect of local plaque-retaining factors in the occurrence of periodontal attachment loss in young age cohorts.
Age Gender N % % % (years) target edentulism population 12 to 19 Male 21 53.8 0 Female 18 46.2 78 0 20-29 Male 31 50 0 Female 31 50 74 0 Total 101 100 76 0 Age Gender mean number of AgP Prevalence (years) teeth present % N [95% CI] 12 to 19 Male 25.7 [24.4;27.0] 9.5 2 Female 26.3 [25.5;27.2] 11.1 2 20-29 Male 24.6 [23.8;25.5] 12.9 4 Female 24.8 [23.4;26.2] 6.5 2 Total 25.2 [24.6;25.8] 9.9 10 Table 2--Prevalence (%) and extent of periodontal attachment loss and probing depth [greater than or equal to] 4 mm, [greater than or equal to] 5 mm, and [greater than or equal to] 6 mm, according to age and gender.