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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 535321, 17 pages
Case Report

Generalized Aggressive Periodontitis and Its Treatment Options: Case Reports and Review of the Literature

1Department of Periodontics, People’s Dental Academy, Bhopal 462010, India
2Department of Periodontics, Azeezia Dental College, Kollam 691537, India

Received 28 July 2011; Revised 4 October 2011; Accepted 7 October 2011

Academic Editor: Remo Panaccione

Copyright © 2012 T. Roshna and K. Nandakumar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Generalized aggressive periodontitis results in rapid destruction of the periodontium and can lead to early tooth loss in the affected individuals if not diagnosed early and treated appropriately. The diagnostic features of the disease are characteristic, but the clinical presentation and patterns of destructions may vary between patients. Successful management of the disease is challenging especially if diagnosed at advanced stages of the disease, but not impossible with the current therapeutic choices for the disease. A vast array of treatment modalities is available which can be employed in the treatment of generalized aggressive periodontitis with varying success rates, but a definite guideline for the management is yet to be formulated. However, with the exponential rate of developments in periodontal research, regenerative therapy, tissue engineering, and genetic technologies, the future seems promising in regard to options at managing the disease. This paper attempts to describe the clinical and radiographic diagnostic features and the current treatment options along with a suggested protocol for comprehensive management of generalized aggressive periodontitis patients with case reports and a brief review.