Introduction: In the periodontal pathology of the pediatric pacient, the therapeutical management depends on an early, as precise as possible diagnosis, as well as on a correct evaluation of the causes and risk factors involved in such processes.
Scope of the study: The paper discusses a clinico-statistical study devoted to the evaluation and comparison of the periodontal health condition of a group of children and teenagers subjected to a local etiological treatment.
Materials and method: The experimental study was formed of 70 patients selected from the total number of patients having addressed a dentist. Over the whole period of the therapy, oral hygiene, the aspect of marginal gingiva, and the vitality of the teeth under treatment were carefully monitored. Comparisons between the initial and the final moment were based on: periodontal diagnosis, condition of marginal gingiva, number and depth of periodontal pockets, hygiene and dental mobility.
Results: Melioration of the periodontal condition or its maintaining at the initial level was observed in patients with good or satisfactory oral hygiene, which was not the case of those with a scarce hygiene, in whom the periodontal problems evolved.
Conclusions: Periodontal management should observe the basic principles of the initial causal, corrective and maintainance therapy. The main elements to be here considered are: age, the extent of patient’s involvement, his cooperation and motivation, and the support expressed by the family, all of them reflecting the periodontal diagnosis.
- periodontal health
- therapeutic approach.