Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis Part 1: Periodontal Assessment and Diagnosis.

Dent Update 2017 Apr;44(4):306-8, 310, 313-5

common diseases that affect the oral cavity. The differential diagnosis between chronic and aggressive periodontitis can be complex for some clinicians and the correct diagnosis is a key element in disease management. The three-part series will review periodontal clinical assessment and diagnosis, periodontal management and finally will discuss two clinical cases. This paper will focus on periodontal disease pathogenesis, periodontal clinical assessment and diagnosis. Clinical relevance: This paper aims to provide the general dental practitioner with an understanding of periodontal disease pathogenesis and to highlight elements in the clinical assessment which will help to establish the diagnosis

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/denu.2017.44.4.306DOI Listing
April 2017

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