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Periodontal risk assessment

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 complete set of diagnoses and a comprehensive treatment plan.

What is the periodontal risk assessment in the Examination and Diagnosis of the Periodontal Diseases?

Risk is defined as the possibility of loss or injury. While it is well established that bacterial plaque is the etiology of inflammatory periodontal disease, there are many factors that increase risk of periodontal attachment loss.

The study of risk assessment actually estimates the chances of a periodontal disease’s progression and increase, highlighting the reasons for it.

It essentially consists of various periodontal risk assessment levels of disease infection like tooth loss, the increase in residual periodontal pockets, age factor causing problems in periodontal treatment or support, an analysis of systemic conditions of the patient and the other factors like environment or behavior affecting the progression of infection.

These periodontal risk assessment contributing factors may alter the host response to the bacterial challenges. Contributing factors may be systemic or local in nature. Uncontrolled diabetes, smoking, or the use of certain medications may adversely affect periodontal health.

Open interpriximal contacts, caries, restorative overhangs, and invasion of the biologic width may contribute to periodontal inflammation.

The combination of these factors in conjunction C tree host response is responsible for the manifestations of disease. As periodontal risk assessment is assessed, the resulting periodontal orbit must also be assessed.

About Dr. Muna

Dr. Muna Taqi is a Dental surgeon from India who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Endodontics, & Pedodontics. She has worked in multinational medical corporates in Middle East and is also a consultant dental surgeon for many. She has authored many articles for medical journals & websites and is a consultant dental expert for Healthdrip.

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