Periodontal diseases in children and adolescents [Çocuklarda ve adolesanlarda periodontal hastaliklar]
Periodontal diseases are frequently seen in children as in adults even though periodontal tissues of children differ from those of adults. Among the two most common periodontal diseases, gingivitis, compared to the periodontitis, is more frequently seen in children. The initial phase of a periodontal disease in a child may be a strong indicator of an advanced periodontal disease later in the life of the child. Therefore, early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases are important. If at-risk patients and families are determined and special treatment programs are applied then the prevalence of the periodontal diseases may be reduced in the society.