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Descriptor English: Chronic Periodontitis
Descriptor Spanish: Periodontitis Crónica
Descriptor periodontitis crónica
Scope note: Inflamación crónica y pérdida del PERIODONTO que se asocia con la cantidad de PLACA DENTAL o presencia de CÁLCULOS DENTALES. La periodontitis crónica ocurre sobre todo en adultos y es llamada periodontitis del adulto, pero esta enfermedad puede aparecer también en jóvenes. 
Descriptor Portuguese: Periodontite Crônica
Descriptor French: Parodontite chronique
Entry term(s): Adult Periodontitides
Adult Periodontitis
Chronic Periodontitides
Periodontitides, Adult
Periodontitides, Chronic
Periodontitis, Adult
Periodontitis, Chronic
Tree number(s): C07.465.714.533.324
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055113
Scope note: Chronic inflammation and loss of PERIODONTIUM that is associated with the amount of DENTAL PLAQUE or DENTAL CALCULUS present. Chronic periodontitis occurs mostly in adults and was called adult periodontitis, but this disease can appear in young people.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Periodontitis (1966-2008)
Public MeSH Note: 2009
History Note: 2009
DeCS ID: 53078
Unique ID: D055113
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Chronic Periodontitis - Preferred
Concept UI M0514036
Scope note Chronic inflammation and loss of PERIODONTIUM that is associated with the amount of DENTAL PLAQUE or DENTAL CALCULUS present. Chronic periodontitis occurs mostly in adults and was called adult periodontitis, but this disease can appear in young people.
Preferred term Chronic Periodontitis
Entry term(s) Adult Periodontitides
Adult Periodontitis
Chronic Periodontitides
Periodontitides, Adult
Periodontitides, Chronic
Periodontitis, Adult
Periodontitis, Chronic



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