Traditionally, periodontal diseases have been diagnosed by radiographic and clinical exams, including the assessment of plaque with a plaque index (PI), gingival inflammation with the bleeding on probing index (BOP), probing pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment loss (CAL). Nowadays, clinical chairside tests are in use for more precise molecular diagnostics and treatments. This review describes some diagnostic test kits on the market that can facilitate the clinical exams and the establishment of a diagnosis.
"Chairside diagnostic test kits in periodontics – a review,"
International Arab Journal of Dentistry: Vol. 3:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/iajd/vol3/iss3/4