Periodontal disease chapter
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Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease of adult dogs. It is a progressive, cyclical inflammatory disease of the supporting structures of the teeth and is the main cause of dental disease and early tooth loss in dogs and cats. It affects over 87% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age.

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

Understand the aetiopathogenesis of periodontal disease

Know the significance of untreated periodontal disease on both the mouth and body organs

Treat and prevent common periodontal problems

Understand the different pocket types that may present and select appropriate treatment for them.


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