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Management of Pathological Tooth Migration in Patients with Advanced Periodontal Disease

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 09 : PAGES (520-528) 2013

TERESA PINHO, DDS, PHD

CELIA COUTINHO-ALVES, DDS

MANUEL NEVES, DDS

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Chronic periodontitis is characterized by a loss of clinical attachment due to destruction of the periodontal ligament and loss of the adjacent supporting bone. The condition may be localized, involving one area of a single tooth's attachment, or more generalized, involving several teeth or the entire dentition, with a combination of slight, moderate, and advanced destruction. Advanced periodontitis is marked by periodontal probing depths greater than 6mm, attachment l...

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