What Is Antibiotic therapy? Antibiotic therapy is the use of local and systemic agents to control the bacterial etiology of the inflammatory periodontal diseases. These agents include both locally and systemically delivered antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. When Are Antibiotic therapy Indicated in Periodontal Therapy? Indications for the use of antibiotic therapy in… Continue Reading Antibiotic therapy in Peridontal Disease

In occlusal trauma, the etiologic factor is any force in excess of the adaptive capacity of the periodontium, the morbid pathobiologic event is injury within the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone, and the signs and symptoms are pain, mobility and/or fremitus, pathologic migration of teeth, excessive occlusal wear, and widening… Continue Reading Occlusal trauma

What Are the Expected Outcomes and Limitations of  Root Planing? How Successful Is  Root Planing in Achieving Its Goals and Objectives? Calculus removal. Both hand- and power-driven instruments have limited utility in calculus removal from periodontal pockets. As a guideline, calculus removal becomes progressively more inefficient in sites with probing… Continue Reading Root Planing – Limitations and Goals

Periodontal Health – It is clear that regular maintenance visits are a key component to successful periodontal therapy. There is a demonstrated 70% reduction in lost teeth comparing untreated patients to those who received treatment and followed through with regular maintenance. There is a 50% improvement in tooth retention when… Continue Reading Maintenance of Periodontal Health

Prevention of Periodontal Disease and the maintenance of health once the disease process has been controlled are the cornerstones of periodontal therapy. As plaque is the primary etiologic agent of gingivitis and periodontitis, personal plaque control is the sine qua non of dental therapy. A patient must be able to control… Continue Reading Prevention of Periodontal Disease