New Proposed System for Classifying Periodontal Disease May Enable Earlier Detection

Posted on March 31, 2014

A study published in the Journal of Dental Research suggests a new system for classifying periodontal disease that may allow for earlier detection and personalized treatment before the disease becomes severe, according to Medical News Today.

The Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers propose a new classification system—the first of its kind—based on the genetic expression of gum disease instead of the current method based on clinical signs and symptoms. They say such a system would enable earlier detection of gum disease, and allow individualized treatment, before teeth and bone loss sets in.

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