Periodontal risk assessment (PRA) for patients in supportive periodontal therapy (SPT).

@article{Lang2003PeriodontalRA,
  title={Periodontal risk assessment (PRA) for patients in supportive periodontal therapy (SPT).},
  author={Niklaus P Lang and Maurizio S Tonetti},
  journal={Oral health & preventive dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          7-16
        }
}
The subject risk assessment may estimate the risk for susceptibility for progression of periodontal disease. It consists of an assessment of the level of infection (full mouth bleeding scores), the prevalence of residual periodontal pockets, tooth loss, an estimation of the loss of periodontal support in relation to the patient's age, an evaluation of the systemic conditions of the patient and finally, an evaluation of environmental and behavioral factors such as smoking. All these factors… CONTINUE READING

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