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Idiopathic periodontal disease, periodontomas

Idiopathic periodontal disease

Idiopathic (not clear origin) periodontal diseases include several common diseases of various origins, in the clinical course of which one of the permanent symptoms is a rapidly progressive generalized periodontal lesion.

The general clinical signs of an idiopathic (of unknown origin) group of periodontal diseases are as follows:

  • a steady progression of pronounced processes of destruction of all periodontal tissues (gums, periodontal tissue, bone tissue), leading to loss of teeth for 2-3 years
  • rapidly developing tooth displacement and loosening
  • a peculiar X-ray picture

The role of a dental therapist in the examination and treatment of such patients with idiopathic (of unknown origin) periodontal diseases is reduced to establishing a presumptive diagnosis, referring the patient to a specialist of the appropriate profile (maxillofacial surgeon), and in the future - conducting symptomatic therapy.

Periodontal diseases include tumors and tumour-like formations of the periodontium.

 

Periodontomas

Periodontal diseases include tumors and tumour-like formations of the periodontium. Their diagnosis and treatment are carried out by dental surgeons. The role of the dental therapist in the case of periodontomas diagnosis is to make a preliminary diagnosis and refer the patient to the appropriate medical institution (maxillofacial surgery) for examination and treatment.