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Juvenile Periodontitis (A Case Report) [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(2): 131-134

Juvenile Periodontitis (A Case Report)

Halil Kayalębay1, David Johnson Gnanesekhar2
1Department of Pedodontics, School Health Center, M.P.H., Kuwait.
2Department of Periodontology, School Health Center, M.P.H., Kuwait.

In this article, juvenile periodontitis, which is an uncommon condition, characterized by severe loss of attachment and destruction of alveolar bone around one or more permanent teeth during the period of pubescence, was discussed with a case report. Juvenile periodontitis have localized and generalized forms. It is currently believed that a combination of bacteriologic, immunologic and hereditary factors are of major importance in the etiology of this disease. Our case was a 10 - year old female and her clinical and radiographic findings were typical for generalized juvenile periodontitis. Treatment consisted of thorough training in techniques of plaque control, scaling and root planing and administration of tetracycline 250 mg every six hours for three weeks, as well as combined surgery and antibiotic therapy. But both failed to cure or control the disease mostly because of the non-cooperation with the oral hygiene instructions.

Keywords: Generalized juvenile periodontitis, localized juvenile periodontitis, periodontitis.

Halil Kayalębay, David Johnson Gnanesekhar. Juvenile Periodontitis (A Case Report). Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 1989; 2(2): 131-134

Corresponding Author: Halil Kayalębay, Kuwait

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