"Periodontitis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Inflammation and loss of connective tissues supporting or surrounding the teeth. This may involve any part of the PERIODONTIUM. Periodontitis is currently classified by disease progression (CHRONIC PERIODONTITIS; AGGRESSIVE PERIODONTITIS) instead of age of onset. (From 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions, American Academy of Periodontology)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Periodontitis".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Periodontitis".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Periodontitis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Periodontitis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.