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Staging of Clinical Periodontal Disease: Introduction


Staging of periodontal disease allows the clinician to determine how far the disease process has progressed for any individual tooth. Any staging refers to the tooth only and not the mouth in general. Assessment of degree of attachment loss can be estimated with a probe, but needs radiographs to confirm accurately.

No attachment loss in tooth

Up to 25% attachment loss in tooth

25-50% attachment loss in tooth

Over 50% attachment loss in tooth

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