Types of periodontal disease

| October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Types of periodontal disease

Periodontal disease can be classified as

I. Gingivitis and periodontitis

  •  Chronic gingivitis (common plaque-related type)
  • Chronic adult periodontitis (common, plaque-related type)


II. Less common types of gingivitis

  • Acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
  • HIV-associated gingivitis
  • Herpetic gingivostomatitis
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis

III. Uncommon types of periodontitis

  •  Prepubertal periodontitis
  •  Juvenile periodontitis
  •  Rapidly progressive periodontitis
  •  HIV-associated periodontitis
  •  Acute leukaemic periodontal destruction

IV. Miscellaneous periodontal disorders

  • Gingival hyperplasia
    • Familial
    • Drug-related
  • Periodontal atrophy
  • Periodontal (lateral) abscess
  • Pericoronitis


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