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Radiological aspects of periodontal disease

  • The amount of bone present
  • Condition of the alveolar crests
  • Bone loss in furcation areas
  • Width of the periodontal ligament space
  • Local irritating factors that cause or intensify periodontal disease; calculus
  • Poorly contoured or over extended restorations.


  • Root length and morphology and the crown to root ratio.
  • Anatomical considerations;
  •     Position of the maxillary sinus in relation to a periodontal deformity.
  •     Missing, supernumerary or impacted teeth.
  • Pathological considerations
  • Caries
  • Periapical lesions
  • Root resorption.

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