Periodontal risk assessment – A comprehensive periodontal examination is necessary to ascertain the presenting condition of the patient. In addition to examining the patients periodontal status, information regarding the patient’s medical history, past dental history, and a thorough soft and hard tissue examination will allow the practitioner to formulate a… Continue Reading Periodontal risk assessment

The Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) Examination was developed in order to streamline the data gathering and record keeping for the screening of periodontal examination. The PSR exam is patterned after the Community periodontal Index of Treatment Needs CPITN of the World Health Organization (WHO). This kind of examination is… Continue Reading Periodontal Screening and Recording

The periodontal examination data may be recorded on paper or saved in a digital format. There are many examples of periodontal charts. What Adjunctive Techniques Are Available to Help in the Diagnosis of the Periodontal Diseases or Other Periodontally-Related Diseases or Conditions? Bacterial culturing and sensitivity periodontal examination: Bacterial culturing… Continue Reading Periodontal examination

Periodontal diagnosis and periodontal treatment planning are critical steps in the process of periodontal disease management. Diagnosis and treatment planning are the direct outcomes of a periodontal assessment. An accurate diagnosis and an effective periodontal treatment planning should be based upon a compressive assessment of periodontal signs and patient symptoms.… Continue Reading Periodontal treatment planning

The etiology of the periodontal disease is multifactorial, but bacterial plaque is necessary tor the initiation and progress kin of inflammatory periodontal disease. As indicated by the new Classification System for periodontal disease and Conditions, etiologic factors have become the framework for periodontal diagnosis and classification What Is Inflammation? Inflammation… Continue Reading Periodontal disease

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gingival tissues in the absence of clinical attachment lost. It may be characterized by edema, erythema, increased gingival temperature, and occasionally pain. As the inflammation and loss of connective tissue is confined to the soft tissues, teeth are not in jeopardy of being lost. Gingivitis… Continue Reading Gingivitis

Periodontal disease classification- The 1989 World Workshop in Clinical Periodontics recommended the following categories of periodontitis. This system is the one most familiar to a majority of clinicians. I. Adult periodontitis Early-onset periodontitis A. Prepubertal periodontitis 1. Generalized 2. Localized B. Juvenile periodontitis 1. Generalized 2. Localized C. Rapidly progressive periodontitis… Continue Reading Periodontal disease classification

Concepts about the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of the periodontal infection have changed significantly over the years. New levels ot understanding are reflected in the periodontal disease classification systems for these diseases and conditions. The two most recent widely accepted classification systems of the periodontal infection and conditions were developed… Continue Reading Periodontal infection