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Article: Volume 44 Number 5 Page 402 - May 2017

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Periodontics:  Diagnosis and Management of Chronic and Aggressive Periodontitis Part 2: Periodontal Management

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Abstract: The first paper of this three-part series discussed periodontal disease pathogenesis and highlighted elements in the clinical assessment which will help the clinician to establish the diagnosis of chronic and aggressive periodontitis. This second paper will focus on the management of chronic and aggressive periodontitis. Finally, the diagnosis and management of chronic and aggressive periodontitis will be reviewed in the third part of the series using two clinical examples.

Clinical relevance: This paper aims to provide the general dental practitioner with an understanding of the aim of periodontal treatment, the management of chronic and aggressive periodontitis and the prognosis of periodontally involved teeth.

Author notes: Despoina Chatzistavrianou, DDS, MClinDent(Pros), MPros RCS(Edin), MFDS RCS(Ed), Specialist in Prosthodontics, Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry and Fiona Blair, BDS, LDS FDS(Rest) RCPS, MSc, DRD, MRD, Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital and University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK.

Objective: To provide the GDP with an understanding of the aim of periodontal treatment, the management of periodontitis and the prognosis of periodontally involved teeth.

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