Periodontal management of an adolescent with Down's syndrome - A case report

Y. Sasaki, Y. Sumi, Y. Miyazaki, T. Hamachi, M. Nakata

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A case of periodontitis in a young adolescent Japanese girl with Down's syndrome is presented in this report. The patient received a monthly preventive course of dental care consisting of mechanical plaque control and oral hygiene instruction. After 2.5 years she recovered from progression of periodontal disease both clinically and microbiologically. The importance of clinical care for periodontitis in Down's syndrome patients is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-135
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Dentistry


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