Stage 1

Gingival inflammation, no evidence of attachment loss
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Early gingivitis
 
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Advanced gingivitis
 

Stage 2

Less than 25% attachment loss
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Early periodontitis
 

Stage 3

Established Periodontitis
Between 25-50% attachment loss: Grade 1 tooth mobility
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Moderate gingival recession
 
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Furcation involvement
 

Stage 4

Advanced Periodontitis
Greater than 50% attachment loss;
Grade 2, 3 mobility in single rooted teeth
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Marked gingival recession Left maxillary, fourth premolar and first molar
 
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Flap exposure revealing greater than 50% support loss around distal root of maxillary fourth premolar and mesial root of first molar
 

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Periodontal probe exits through furcation exposure
 
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Calculus and marked gingival recession in Stage 4 periodontitis
 

Table of Contents
The Smile Book III
Canine Periodontal Disease - Diagnosis and Therapy
(2003)
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Introduction
Stages of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Examination
Periodontal Therapy
Home Care
References

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