The 'high risk' group in periodontitis

Abstract

The high risk concept of periodontitis incorporates the theory that multiple tooth loss from periodontal disease affects a relatively small proportion of the population. This paper reviews and extends the evidence for such a concept by describing the occurrence and distribution of advanced bone loss in a Glasgow population of 800 dental out-patients. In common with other published studies of attachment loss or periodontal bone destruction, advanced bone loss was highly prevalent, affecting 54.1% of 50- to 73-year-olds. However, in parallel with other investigations, a small but with age increasing minority of patients accounted for most of the bone destruction. For example, in the 50- to 73-year-old age group, 28% of patients accounted for 75% of the advanced bone loss seen in that group

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Jenkins, W., Kinane, D. The 'high risk' group in periodontitis. Br Dent J 167, 168–171 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.4806955

Download citation

Further reading

Search

Quick links