Implementation of 2017 classification system

Case discussion
Example from clinical practice
Case #10

From the practice….

  • 45 age old female, unemployed single mum with 3 children
  • Presenting with pain, bleeding gums and metallic taste in the mouth
  • She has experienced similar symptoms last year, visited GP who prescribed antibiotics & Listerine
  • Systemic health: hypertension, controlled with medication
  • Allergic to penicillin
  • Family history: unknown
  • Heavy smoker (>15 cigarettes a day for more than 10 years)

E.O. exam reveals enlarged and sensitive submandibular lymph nodes

Questions to ponder


  • What is the most likely diagnosis?
  • Please explain rationale for your diagnosis.
  • Identify risk factors for the patient’s periodontal condition/s
  • Outline your treatment plan for the patient.


Poll questions

What is the most likely periodontal diagnosis for Case#10 according to the latest classification (2017)(single choice)?

What is/are the best treatment option/s for Case #10 (multiple choices)?

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