Periodontal Manifestations of Local and Systemic Diseases PDF : Colour Atlas and Text
Due to the greater variety of diseases affecting the gingivae and periodontium than was recognized in the above-mentioned workshop, we encountered a number of difficulties in adhering fully to that classification and thus elected to adopt a classification based on three main groups of pathologic entities: local diseases, manifestations of systemic disorders in the gingivae and periodontium, and cysts, tumours and neoplasms. For each entity we present the clinical manifestations, frequency of involvement of the gingivae and other structures in the mouth and elsewhere, differential diagnosis, laboratory work-up, and principles of treatment. The illustrations are arranged so that for every disease there is one or more illustration demonstrating representative lesions of the gingivae. In addition, for the systemic diseases, we have often included photographs of lesions of other areas of the oral mucosa, extra-oral mucosal surfaces, or the skin, in order to better emphasize the spectrum of clinical manifestations. We are certain that, with more comprehensive biological and medical education, dentistry will open new horizons in health services within the next few years. This was the motivation for the publication of the present work, and it is our hope that the atlas will help in the realization of this goal.