Clinical course of chronic periodontitis. I. Role of gingivitis.

  title={Clinical course of chronic periodontitis. I. Role of gingivitis.},
  author={Marc A Sch{\"a}tzle and Harald L{\"o}e and Walter Bruno B{\"u}rgin and Age Anerud and Hans E. Boysen and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={30 10},
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of long-standing gingival inflammation on periodontal attachment loss. On the basis of repeated examinations, the present report describes the influence of gingival inflammation on the initiation of periodontitis from 16 to 59 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS The data originated from a 26-year longitudinal study of Norwegian males, who practiced daily oral home care and received state-of-the-art dental care. The initial… CONTINUE READING


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