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Antibiotic therapy in Peridontal Disease

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 …

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Root Planing – Limitations and Goals

Root planing

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 …

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Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing – The expression nonsurgical therapy suggests that the nonsurgical procedure so designated is performed in a closed environment and, therefore, is not invasive (eg, it does not break the epithelial seal of the sulcular or junctional epithelium). While the concept of scaling and root planing may …

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Maintenance of Periodontal Health

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 …

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Prevention of Periodontal Disease

prevention of periodontal disease

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 …

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Bleeding gums treatment

Bleeding gums treatment

Most of the people are unaware of a dental problem like periodontitis or gingivitis until they begin to see the physical symptoms of it. The physical symptoms may include inflammation of gums with pain in it, change of color of the gums and loosening of teeth and bleeding of gums …

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Periodontal Screening and Recording

periodontal screening and recording

The Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) Examination was developed in order to streamline the data gathering and record keeping for the screening of periodontal examination. The PSR exam is patterned after the Community periodontal Index of Treatment Needs CPITN of the World Health Organization (WHO). This kind of examination is …

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Periodontal examination

Periodontal examination

The periodontal examination data may be recorded on paper or saved in a digital format. There are many examples of periodontal charts. What Adjunctive Techniques Are Available to Help in the Diagnosis of the Periodontal Diseases or Other Periodontally-Related Diseases or Conditions? Bacterial culturing and sensitivity periodontal examination: Bacterial culturing …

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Periodontal treatment planning

periodontal treatment planning

Periodontal diagnosis and periodontal treatment planning are critical steps in the process of periodontal disease management. Diagnosis and treatment planning are the direct outcomes of a periodontal assessment. An accurate diagnosis and an effective periodontal treatment planning should be based upon a compressive assessment of periodontal signs and patient symptoms. …

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Electrosurgery in dentistry

Electrosurgery – Electrosurgery has been used in dentistry for several decades, but the technique is not widely practiced. However in last few years with increased understanding of the technique and principles of electrosurgery, some misunderstandings about the healing of electrosurgical wounds, is able to clear up. CLINICAL RELEVANCE Electrosurgery (ES) -has …

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