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What is pyorrhea?

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March 05, 2007 5:43PM

PYORRHEA IS A discharge of pus (short simple answer). Commonly, when we talk about "pyorrhea", we are refering to a dental disease. In it's advanced form, there will be a formation of pus between the bottom (roots) of the tooth and the gums around it. Many times it will cause the loosening of the tooth also. Anyone who thinks that they may have it, or starting to have it, should see their dentist ASAP!