The American Academy of Periodontology Classifications are created to help dental hygienists diagnose and treat periodontitis. These guidelines should be followed so we are all consistent in our client charting.
--Up to date radiographs, and charting
--Determine CAL (pockets and recession combined) and bone loss from radiographs
--Does the client smoke? Do they have diabetes (uncontrolled)?, What is their percentage of bone loss?
Example of a statement: Stage I, < 15% localized horizontal bone loss (teeth 17,36), Grade B (smokes 3 cigarettes a day, sometimes 5).
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