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Figure 8: Examples of periodontal disease – radiographic examination.
A) female patient, 65 years old, smoking history, nil heart disease nor diabetes. Areas of periodontal disease for the lower teeth are highlighted with red arrows. The bony tooth support loss is generalised. The upper teeth were lost due in part to periodontal disease (red box).
B) female patient, 63 years old, smoking history, nil heart disease nor diabetes. Areas of periodontal disease are highlighted with red arrows. In this case, the pattern of bony loss is focal rather than generalised.
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