Periodontal Disease - Diagnosis


In 1976, Page & Schroeder introduced an innovative new analysis of periodontal disease based on histopathologic and ultrastructural features of the diseased gingival tissue. Although this new classification does not correlate with clinical signs and symptoms and is admittedly "somewhat arbitrary," it permits a focus of attention pathologic aspects of the disease that were, until recently, not well understood. This new classification divided plaque-induced periodontal lesions into four stages:

  1. initial lesion
  2. early lesion
  3. established lesion
  4. advanced lesion

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