American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets, often leading to loosening of the teeth.
- n. A discharge of pus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Purulent discharge.
- n. An inflammation of the gums in which the teeth become loose; chronic periodontitis
- n. A discharge of pus
- n. discharge of pus
- n. chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
“I have diagnosed it as pyorrhea which has infected the stomach from the mouth, and have suggested emetine treatment of the mouth as a cure for the stomach disorder.”
“Of course, you don't understand, but the point is that I've persuaded Doctor Hadley to bring in Doctor Granville, who is a dentist and a pyorrhea expert.”
“He did enter Doctor Hadley's office, although no sufferer from pyorrhea or appendicitis awaited him.”
“Doctor Granville, at the outside, will cure his pyorrhea with emetine for no more than a paltry fifty dollars.”
“After she'd sipped, he quipped, "And did I mention I have pyorrhea?”
“Oliver had trouble with his gums, he had pyorrhea.”
“Tooth Disorders: Persons suffering from sore throat and pyorrhea can use wheatgrass juice as an excellent mouth wash.”
“This condition often leads to pyorrhea, or periodontitis, in which the bones and ligaments holding the teeth deteriorate because of chronic infection.”
“A good herbal tooth powder to prevent tooth decay as well as gum disease pyorrhea is a combination of powders of cinnamon, bayberry bark, peppermint leaf, and oak bark.”
“In September, Jellicoe, suffering from rheumatism and neuralgia, sent for a specialist, who diagnosed pyorrhea and pulled two teeth.”
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