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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 3     13. Apr. 2018
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 3  (13.04.2018)

Page 347-354b, doi:10.11607/prd.3534, PubMed:29641623

Outcomes After 25 Years of Periodontal Treatment and Maintenance of a Patient Affected by Generalized Severe Aggressive Periodontitis
Clementini, Marco / Vignoletti, Fabio / de Sanctis, Massimo
This report describes the long-term outcomes of nonsurgical periodontal therapy and supportive periodontal treatment (SPT) of a 21-year-old patient affected by generalized aggressive periodontitis at multiple teeth with a compromised prognosis. After 25 years of SPT, no teeth had been extracted and no periodontal pockets associated with bleeding on probing were present. Radiographic analysis showed an improvement in infrabony defects, demonstrating longterm improvement is possible with nonsurgical periodontal treatment provided that smoking is not present and the patient is included in a strict SPT.