Role of psychotherapy in managing a case of generalised aggressive periodontitis.


Generalised aggressive periodontitis is characterised by "generalized interproximal attachment loss affecting at least three permanent teeth other than first molars and incisors." The management of generalised aggressive periodontitis is challenging as it involves an interdisciplinary approach. When the patient presents himself late to the clinician, the tooth and bone loss can be up to 60%. Natural teeth and alveolar bone contribute to the contour and aesthetics of the face. Loss of teeth in younger age may lead to attitude, behaviour changes and may cause psychological depression and withdrawal from society. The main distinguishing feature of this case report is the psychological counselling provided along with periodontal and prosthetic treatment.

DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-200851

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@article{Priyadarshini2014RoleOP, title={Role of psychotherapy in managing a case of generalised aggressive periodontitis.}, author={Dr.K.Indira Priyadarshini and Prasad Nadig and Neeraj Chandrahas Deshpande and Anshula Neeraj Deshpande}, journal={BMJ case reports}, year={2014}, volume={2014} }