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Periodontal space

The space between the tooth root and alveolar bone containing the periodontal ligament.

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Periodontal soft tissue

Nonmineralized periodontal supporting tissue comprising the gingiva and the periodontal ligament (PDL) tissues; usually refers to the gingival tissues.

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Periodontal regeneration

Restoration of lost periodontium, including development of functionally oriented periodontal ligament (PDL), alveolar bone, and gingiva, on the root surface…

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Periodontal recession

Marginal soft tissue recession in which the periodontal attachment apparatus (gingiva, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone) migrates to a point…

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Periodontal probe

Long, thin manual instrument usually blunted at the end and calibrated in millimeters; used to measure the gingival sulcus or…

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Periodontal pocket

A pathologic fissure between a tooth and the crevicular epithelium, and limited at its apex by the junctional epithelium. It…

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Periodontal plastic surgery

Procedures used to reshape the tissues around the teeth or implants to prevent or correct anatomical, developmental, traumatic, or plaque‐induced…

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Periodontal medicine

The physiological and pathological interplay between the health of the periodontium and the systemic health of the host.

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Periodontal maintenance

Procedures performed at selected intervals to assist the periodontal patient in maintaining oral health.

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