Sep 13, 2021
On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition your host, Katrina Sanders, RDH talks to us about periodontitis and its “makeover”.
“It's important for us to understand what this definition means, because within the scaffolding of this definition, we understand that primary features of periodontal disease can include loss of periodontal tissue support as seen in clinical attachment loss and or radiographically assessed movement of alveolar bone levels, as well as the presence of advanced periodontal pocketing and gingival bleeding.”
“We're seeing an imbalance where now the highest concentration of bacteria discovered in the biofilm itself is pathogenic bacteria, bacteria that is disease producing or onset of disease.”
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Periodontitis: Consensus report of workgroup 2 of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri‐Implant Diseases and Conditions. Journal of periodontology, 89, S173-S182.