While treating periodontally involved furcations is fraught with challenges, several approaches are available to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.
High-quality instrumentation in addition to good self-care, appropriate re-evaluations, and additional treatment are key components of a successful periodontal treatment regimen.
Educating patients on protective oral measures can help this patient population maintain their oral health and reduce the negative effects of cancer therapy.
The skills and knowledge of this key dental team member are needed today more than ever before.
Gingival crevicular fluid may be used as a biomarker for assessing the risk and stages of periodontal disease, as well as other oral and systemic conditions.
Research shows that both methods are equally effective in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
Adult populations at increased caries risk can greatly benefit from SDF application.
Dental hygienists are uniquely positioned to screen patients for systemic and oral diseases using salivary diagnostics.
The American Academy of Periodontology’s 2017 classification system presents a step forward in the quest for more accurate and timely periodontal assessment, care, and referral.