Influence of residual pockets on progression of periodontitis and tooth loss: results after 11 years of maintenance.

@article{Matulien2008InfluenceOR,
  title={Influence of residual pockets on progression of periodontitis and tooth loss: results after 11 years of maintenance.},
  author={Giedr{\'e} Matulien{\'e} and Bjarni Elvar Pjetursson and Giovanni E Salvi and Kurt Schmidlin and Urs Braegger and Marcel Zwahlen and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={
          685-95
        }
}
BACKGROUND Limited evidence exists on the significance of residual probing pocket depth (PPD) as a predictive parameter for periodontal disease progression and tooth loss. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of residual PPD >or=5 mm and bleeding on probing (BOP) after active periodontal therapy (APT) on the progression of periodontitis and tooth loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this retrospective cohort, 172 patients were examined after APT and supportive periodontal… CONTINUE READING
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