Guideline on treatment of stage IV periodontitis

The EFP published its second evidence-based guideline, on the multidisciplinary treatment of stage IV periodontitis, in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology in June 2022. It included the evaluation of 13 systematic reviews of forms of periodontal therapy.

This guideline is the outcome of Perio Workshop 2021, the scientific meeting held by the EFP in November 2021 in La Granja, Spain, where leading experts from around the world discussed how to treat stage IV periodontitis, which poses significant challenges – including tackling tooth loss and problems with mastication – and requires collaboration between periodontists and other dental specialists such as orthodontists and prosthodontists to restore the lost function and manage periodontitis sequelae.

Main paper   Complete guideline 

Perio Workshop 2021   Perio Workshop 2021 photo gallery