Parameters of Care Summary - Chronic Periodontitis
With Advanced Loss of Periodontal Support

Chronic Periodontitis: Inflammation of the gingiva extending into the adjacent attachment apparatus; characterized by loss of clinical attachment due to destruction of the periodontal ligament and loss of the adjacent supporting bone.

Clinical signs and symptoms that may be present:

This disease may be further classified as:

Therapeutic goals:

Consider these items in treating chronic periodontitis with slight to moderate loss of periodontal support:

Initial therapy:

Compromised therapy:

Periodontal Surgery:

Other Treatments:

Satisfactory response:

Unsatisfactory response:

Further considerations:

Source: Journal of Periodontology, Volume 71 Number 5, May 2000 (Supplement)
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