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Inflammation and loss of connective tissues supporting or surrounding the teeth. This may involve any part of the PERIODONTIUM. Periodontitis is currently classified by disease progression (CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS; AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS) instead of age of onset. (From 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions, American Academy of Periodontology)

Year introduced: 1965

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.714.533

MeSH Unique ID: D010518

Entry Terms:

  • Periodontitides
  • Pericementitis
  • Pericementitides

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