periodontal debridement

per·i·o·don·tal dé·bride·ment

(per'ē-ō-don'tăl dā-brēd-mon[h]')
Dental procedure that includes therapeutic interventions such as scaling to remove calculus and all soft deposits, root planing to eliminate subgingival calculus and smooth the tooth surface, and root débridement to eliminate subgingival biofilm and lightly mineralized deposits.
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A 2014 review in the Journal of Evidenced-Based Dental Practice by Drisko noted that periodontal debridement or SRP is still the gold standard for the treatment of periodontal disease.
He or she will then remove the plaque and tartar on the teeth above and below the gum, by a procedure called scaling and root planning, or another called periodontal debridement.
As an independent hygienist, Doherty's scope of practice includes all aspects of preventive care: taking medical and dental histories, blood pressure screening, periodontal screening, home care instruction, prophylaxis, fluoride treatments, oral inspections, sealants, and periodontal debridement and periodontal maintenance.
Thus, the dental hygiene students were responsible for the following procedures: probing, exploring, performing periodontal debridement, root planing if necessary, polishing if indicated, educating the patient on oral health and demonstrating proper toothbrushing and flossing techniques on a typodont and in the patient's mouth.
In fact, one study showed that women who receive periodontal debridement therapy may reduce the risk of PLBW infants by 85 percent.
Inflammation should be controlled with periodontal debridement therapy and oral hygiene instructions as needed until delivery.
Clinical comparison of the effectiveness of novel sonic instruments and curettes for periodontal debridement after 2 months.
The guidelines are written specifically for surgical procedures, including head and neck surgery, but include a category of"superficial procedures" that could encompass dental hygiene periodontal debridement.
Noncardiac surgery, including periodontal debridement, is generally safe for individuals with neither major nor intermediate predictors of clinical risk (Box 1) and moderate or excellent FC (four METs or greater).
This program, with no charge to the plan sponsors, allows for one additional cleaning, non-surgical periodontal therapy, periodontal debridement, and follow-up visits for pregnant mothers who have both Aetna medical and dental coverage.