Gum health is often overlooked during daily oral health routines. Periodontal (gum) diseases including gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, often causing shrinkage of the gums and loosening of the teeth), are among humanity’s most common diseases.
Periodontal health is essential to general health and key to securing quality of life and well-being at every stage of life.
FDI’s Global Periodontal Health Project recently released an online Disease Profile Assessment Tool helps assess a patient’s risk for periodontal disease and categorize the patient’s periodontal disease profile as either low, medium or high. This is an essential tool to help reduce the periodontal disease burden and raise the priority of periodontal health.
While observing the patient, dentists and dental teams can use this tool to score each item in the questionnaire and calculate the total score of the patient’s overall disease profile.
Check out the tutorial below for more details :