Medical Dictionary: Chronic adult periodontitis

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Chronic adult periodontitis: Another name for Periodontitis.
Chronic adult periodontitis (condition): Dental infection of the gums and/or related bones.

Chronic adult periodontitis: Periodontitis is an infection in the gums and the bone that holds the teeth in place. If the infection gets worse, your gums may pull away from your teeth, making your teeth look long. 1

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1. excerpt from Keep your teeth and gums healthy: NIDDK

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