Managing Tooth Mobility

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Managing Tooth Mobility

Abstract One of the most immediate dental concerns linked to periodontal disease is tooth mobility, and unlike pocket depth or attachment level, tooth mobility is easily understood by patients. But,…

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Controlling Gingival Inflammation

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Controlling Gingival Inflammation

Abstract Generally, dental treatment begins with pain management, if needed, and progresses through acute disease control, definite treatment, and maintenance phases. The acute disease control phase consists of biopsy and…

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Predicting Tooth Longevity

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Predicting Tooth Longevity

Abstract Data gathered during periodontal assessment also helps to answer questions about prognosis that are highly relevant to patients and practitioners: what is the likelihood of tooth loss without treatment?…

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Treating Teeth with Furcation Involvement

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Treating Teeth with Furcation Involvement

Abstract Furcation involvement presents a special challenge to nonsurgical and surgical periodontal techniques, and the management of furcation involvement has to be approached from both periodontal and restorative perspectives. This…

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Reducing Pockets

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Abstract For patients with more significant periodontal disease, there typically are residual deep pockets remaining after nonsurgical periodontal treatment. While it is possible that repeat scaling and root planing and…

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Identifying Periodontal Diseases

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Identifying Periodontal Diseases

Abstract The next step after periodontal data gathering is periodontal diagnosis, which means identification of a patient’s ongoing periodontal disease(s) and attempting to understand what factors led to a patient’s…

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Gathering Periodontal Data

Dec 4, 2021 by in Periodontics Comments Off on Gathering Periodontal Data

Abstract The most important aspect of periodontal treatment is a thorough patient evaluation as without it, neither comprehensive diagnosis nor treatment planning is possible. Patient evaluation must investigate the systemic…

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