Aggressive periodontitis is a difficult and challenging condition to treat. Due to the relative speed at which attachment loss can occur the key to treatment outcome is early detection. In the main the treatment is similar to that of chronic periodontitis but utilisation of adjunctive antibiotics can improve outcome according to certain research groups.

This condition is scheduled to be more and more significant in the UK especially when considering the growing multicultural and ethnically diverse communities in the UK.

The linked paper above, written with Professor Seymour, summarises the aetiology of this condition and reviews the different treatment strategies with the advantages and disadvantages of each.