rhe periodontal pocket, defined as a pathologically deepened gingival sulcus, is one of the most important clinical features of periodontal disease. All different types ol periodontitis, outlined in Chapter 4, share histopathologic features such »is tissue changes in the periodontal pocket, mechanisms ot tissue destruction, and healing mechanisms. They differ, however, in their etiology, natural history, progression, and response to therapy.*'
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