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Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions: Presentation of a middle-aged patient with localised periodontitis

Key Points

  • Demonstrates the application of the BSP implementation plan for diagnosing periodontitis patients according to the 2017 classification.

  • Discusses staging and grading of periodontitis in relation to alternative case definitions used in the epidemiologic literature.

  • Illustrates that thorough periodontal screening is required to diagnose localised periodontitis.

Abstract

The objective of this case report is to illustrate the diagnosis and classification of periodontitis according to the 2017 classification system as recommended in the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) implementation plan. We describe a case of a patient who was diagnosed with 'localised periodontitis; stage II, grade B; currently unstable'. The present case report presents an example for the application of the new classification system and illustrates how the new classification system captures disease severity, extent and disease susceptibility by staging and grading periodontitis.

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Walter, C., Ower, P., Tank, M. et al. Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions: Presentation of a middle-aged patient with localised periodontitis. Br Dent J 226, 98–100 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.45

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