This book aims to bridge the gulf between the complex pathobiology of periodontal diseases and their assessment and diagnosis in dental practice. It provides a visual tour of the periodontium, how the host responds to periodontal pathogens, and re-classifies the diseases. Risk-factor identification is introduced prior to a step-by-step guide to diagnosis, commencing with the patient's first visit.
Chapter 01. A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Periodontium
Chapter 02. How Does Plaque Cause Disease?
Chapter 03. The Role of the Host Response
Chapter 04. Risk Assessment
Chapter 05. Natural History and Clinical Signs of Periodontal Disease
Chapter 06. Classification of Periodontal Diseases
Chapter 07. The Initial Consultation – Screening Examination
Chapter 08. The Detailed Clinical Periodontal Examination
Chapter 09. Radiographic Examination and Special Tests
Chapter 10. Periodontal Diagnosis and Prognosis