Does Oral Health Affect Your Heart? - Glossary

Last Updated on Apr 22, 2016
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Periodontist: A specialist in the treatment of diseases of the gums.

Periodontium: Connective tissue attaching the teeth to the alveolar bone.

Myocardial infarction: The death of an area of heart muscle as a result of being deprived of its blood supply; characterised by severe pain in the chest commonly called a heart attack.

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