nonsurgical periodontal therapy

non·sur·gi·cal per·i·o·don·tal ther·a·py

(non-sŭrji-kăl perē-ō-dontăl thāră-pē)
Dental biofilm removal and control, supragingival and subgingival scaling, root planing, and adjunctive treatments such as use of pharmacotherapy; basic objectives are to restore periodontal health, arrest or slow progression of early periodontal disease, or, for patients with more advanced disease, to prepare tissues for further and more complex periodontal therapy.
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With the increasing demand for nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) procedures around the world are taking steps to improve the treatment and operating procedures escalating the demand for dental anesthetics.
Relationship of gingival thickness and bleeding to loss of probing attachment in shallow sites following nonsurgical periodontal therapy. J Clin Periodontology 1986; 13:654-7.
Thus, the present study evaluated the effects of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on the clinical, immunological and microbiological parameters of periodontal disease, and on the systemic activity indexes and symptoms of pSS.
Da Rocha et al., "Effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on serum and gingival crevicular fluid cytokine levels during pregnancy and postpartum," Journal of Periodontal Research, vol.
Material is organized in eight abundantly illustrated chapters on diagnosis and treatment plan; nonsurgical periodontal therapy; gingival surgery, mucogingival therapy, and periodontal plastic surgery; resective bone surgery; regenerative periodontal therapy; orthodontics and periodontal therapy; endodontic-periodontal relationships; and periodontal maintenance.
The clinical and microbiological effects of nonsurgical periodontal therapy in smokers and nonsmokers.
Nonsurgical periodontal therapy in 2000: A literature review.