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    Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions

    Presentation of a patient with periodontitis localised to the molar teeth

    Citation

    Wadia, R, Walter, C, Chapple, I, Ower, P, Tank, M, West, N, Needleman, IG, Hughes, FJ, Milward, M, Hodge, P & Dietrich, T, 2019, ‘Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions: Presentation of a patient with periodontitis localised to the molar teeth’. British Dental Journal, vol 226., pp. 180-182

    Abstract

    The objective of this case report is to illustrate the diagnosis and classification of periodontitis according to the 2017 Classification system as recommended in the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) implementation plan.
    A 37-year-old female was diagnosed with periodontitis (Molar-Incisor-Pattern), stage III grade C - currently unstable. Several issues pertinent to the diagnosis of localised forms of periodontitis in young patients are discussed in relation to the current and previous classification systems.
    Periodontitis can be limited to a few sites and this case highlights the importance of a careful application of the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE).

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