Parameter on chronic periodontitis with slight to moderate loss of periodontal support. American Academy of Periodontology

J Periodontol. 2000 May;71(5 Suppl):853-5. doi: 10.1902/jop.2000.71.5-S.853.


The American Academy of Periodontology has developed the following parameter on the treatment of chronic periodontitis with slight to moderate loss of periodontal supporting tissues. Patients should be informed of the disease process, therapeutic alternatives, potential complications, expected results, and their responsibility in treatment. Consequences of no treatment should be explained. Failure to appropriately treat chronic periodontitis can result in progressive loss of periodontal supporting tissues, an adverse change in prognosis, and could result in tooth loss. Given this information, patients should then be able to make informed decisions regarding their periodontal therapy.

Publication types

  • Guideline
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Dentist-Patient Relations
  • Health Education, Dental*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Participation
  • Periodontal Attachment Loss / diagnosis
  • Periodontal Attachment Loss / prevention & control*
  • Periodontitis / diagnosis
  • Periodontitis / therapy*