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Periodontal pocket

English translation: space between gums and teeth

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English term or phrase:Periodontal pocket
English translation:space between gums and teeth
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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22:29 Aug 5, 2004
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Medical - Medical: Dentistry / Mechanical
English term or phrase: Periodontal pocket
How much arestin needs to be applied to each tooth pocket
Armando Sanchez
space between the gums
Explanation:
Periodontal pocket
Toxins in plaque destroy the gum and connective tissues beneath the gumline. The gums pull away from the teeth, forming a pocket (space). As the disease progresses toward the bone, the pocket fills with plaque and infection. If not treated, the bone and connective tissue surrounding the tooth may become so severely damaged that the tooth will fall out or need to be extracted.

http://www.perio.org/consumer/glossary.htm
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:22
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4 +4space between the gums
Kim Metzger


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
periodontal pocket
space between the gums


Explanation:
Periodontal pocket
Toxins in plaque destroy the gum and connective tissues beneath the gumline. The gums pull away from the teeth, forming a pocket (space). As the disease progresses toward the bone, the pocket fills with plaque and infection. If not treated, the bone and connective tissue surrounding the tooth may become so severely damaged that the tooth will fall out or need to be extracted.

http://www.perio.org/consumer/glossary.htm


Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 11:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Eva Karpouzi
1 hr

agree  Martine Brault: between the gums and root of teeth where plaque and dirt collect, resulting in periodontal disease.
4 hrs
  -> Yes, you're right. "Between the gums" is misleading.

agree  Saleh Chowdhury, Ph.D.
7 hrs

agree  Jacqueline McKay
13 hrs
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