Periodontal Diseases Chairside Guide

Prevention and patient management

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Periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory diseases of bacterial aetiology that affect the tooth-supporting soft and hard tissues:

  • Plaque-induced gingivitis is a gingival inflammation without bone loss.
  • Periodontitis is an inflammation of the gingival tissues resulting in loss of alveolar bone.

This chairside guide helps oral health professionals with patient risk assessment by categorizing the patient’s risk profile as either LOW, MEDIUM or HIGH.