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Periodontal risk profile assessment – a review

Irena Georgieva


Risk assessment of periodontal disease in patients and populations with increased risk of developing periodontitis may have great importance for clinical decisions in periodontal therapy. This risk assessment consists of assessing the level of infection – bleeding on probing index, presence of residual periodontal pockets, loss of teeth, assessment of alveolar bone loss in relation to the patient's age, assessment of systemic conditions and assessment of some risk factors from the environment as smoking.

The functional chart of periodontal risk assessment helps the clinician in determining the risk of progression of periodontal disease at the individual level, as well as in determining the frequency and extent of control visits during supportive therapy.


periodontitis; risk assessment; risk factors; reinfection; progression; recurrence

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