Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1
Release Date: 23 Jan 2017
Periodontal Disease: Breaking the Downward Spiral of the Disease Process
Periodontal disease is a common disease affecting more than 50% of the world's adult population. It presents a diagnostic and treatment challenge for the dental clinician. A successful treatment outcome can be achieved by early and repeated intervention when signs of disease are evident in the mouth. Gingival bleeding is one of the early signs of gum disease and one which should not be overlooked by the patient or his/her dental care professional. This is usually indicative of the presence of gingivitis, which can lead to periodontitis in susceptible patients.
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