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Most common periodontal diagnosis in adults

# Which of the following periodontal
diagnoses is MOST COMMON in adults?
A. Localized aggressive periodontitis
B. Gingival hyperplasia
C. Generalized chronic periodontitis
D. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
E. Plaque associated gingivitis


The correct answer is E. Plaque associated gingivitis.

Plaque associated gingivitis (marginal
gingivitis) is the MOST COMMON
periodontal diagnosis.

Prolonged exposure to plaque creates an
inflammatory response in the gingiva,
causing mild gingivitis.

Gingival overgrowth can be experienced
when taking:
- Calcium channel blockers
- Phenytoin
- Dilantin
- Cyclosporine

Localized aggressive periodontitis is MOST
COMMONLY seen younger patients and is
associated with Aggregatibacter
actinomycetemcomitans.


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