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Periodontal

Definition:

Relating to the gums and bone structure that surrounds and supports teeth.

Source: Findadentist.net Dental Glossary 

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A periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Source: GreenFacts

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