A clinically hidden but severely destructive entity

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The diagnosis‘ Aggressive Periodontitis’ (AgP), defined by the International workshop for a classification of periodontal diseases and conditions in 1999, refers to the multifactorial, severe and rapidly progressive form of periodontitis, which primarily—but not exclusively—affects younger patients. Direct and indirect bacterial effects influencing the host immune response play a significant part in the aetiology of AgP comparable with chronic periodontitis. In addition to various virulence factors of specific periodontal pathogens, a genetic predisposition influences the outbreak and progression of the disease. This report describes the disciplinary treatment of AgP patient with progressing full-mouth bone resorption.

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