The present paper describes the rationale and the operative algorithm of a new method for periodontal risk assessment. The method assembles the risks associated to 5 anamnestic parameters (smoke, diabetes), clinical parameters (number of sites with probing depth major or equal to 5 mm, Bleeding on Probing Score) and derived parameters (bone losslage ratio), and generates an individual risk score, representative of the subject-specific incidence and progression probability of periodontal disease. The clinical impact of the present assessment method is illust rated through the application to a clinical case. Risk assessment was performed at the moment of the first periodontal screening, after causal periodontal therapy and at 1-year recall. The present risk assessment method is rapid, easy-handling and universally applicable to every patient. The dentist and dental hygienist are supported with a useful tool that may help to determine whether and to what extent preventive and therapeutic acts led to a decrease in the risk of periodontitis-related tooth loss.

Valutazione del Rischio Parodontale e Terapia Non-Chirurgica.

FARINA, Roberto;MINENNA, Luigi;FRANCESCHETTI, Giovanni;TROMBELLI, Leonardo
2007

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The present paper describes the rationale and the operative algorithm of a new method for periodontal risk assessment. The method assembles the risks associated to 5 anamnestic parameters (smoke, diabetes), clinical parameters (number of sites with probing depth major or equal to 5 mm, Bleeding on Probing Score) and derived parameters (bone losslage ratio), and generates an individual risk score, representative of the subject-specific incidence and progression probability of periodontal disease. The clinical impact of the present assessment method is illust rated through the application to a clinical case. Risk assessment was performed at the moment of the first periodontal screening, after causal periodontal therapy and at 1-year recall. The present risk assessment method is rapid, easy-handling and universally applicable to every patient. The dentist and dental hygienist are supported with a useful tool that may help to determine whether and to what extent preventive and therapeutic acts led to a decrease in the risk of periodontitis-related tooth loss.
Farina, Roberto; Minenna, Luigi; Franceschetti, Giovanni; Trombelli, Leonardo
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