Periodontal health

Lang, Niklaus Peter; Bartold, P Mark (2018). Periodontal health. Journal of periodontology, 89(Suppl 1), S9-S16. American Academy of Periodontology 10.1002/JPER.16-0517

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OBJECTIVES

To date there is a paucity of documentation regarding definitions of periodontal health. This review considers the histological and clinical determinants of periodontal health for both intact and reduced periodontium and seeks to propose appropriate definitions according to treatment outcomes.

IMPORTANCE

Defining periodontal health is can serve as a vital common reference point for assessing disease and determining meaningful treatment outcomes.

FINDINGS

The multifactorial nature of periodontitis is accepted, and it is recognized that restoration of periodontal health will be defined by an individual's response to treatment, taking into account allostatic conditions.

CONCLUSIONS

It is proposed that there are 4 levels of periodontal health, depending on the state of the periodontium (structurally and clinically sound or reduced) and the relative treatment outcomes: (1) pristine periodontal health, with a structurally sound and uninflamed periodontium; (2) well-maintained clinical periodontal health, with a structurally and clinically sound (intact) periodontium; (3) periodontal disease stability, with a reduced periodontium, and (4) periodontal disease remission/control, with a reduced periodontium.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Periodontology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > School of Dental Medicine, Periodontics Research

UniBE Contributor:

Lang, Niklaus Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0022-3492

Publisher:

American Academy of Periodontology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Doris Burri

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2019 11:29

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 18:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/JPER.16-0517

PubMed ID:

29926938

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Clinical health gingiva periodontal remission periodontal stability pristine health

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.125248

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/125248

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