supportive periodontal treatment

(redirected from periodontal maintenance)

sup·por·tive per·i·o·don·tal treat·ment

(sŭ-pōrtiv perē-ŏ-dontăl trētmĕnt)
Extension of periodontal therapy that includes procedures performed at selected time intervals to review patients' general health history, reassess status of periodontal health, and provide preventive oral hygiene care.
Synonym(s): periodontal maintenance, preventive maintenance.
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It is widely accepted that periodontal maintenance visits are vital in controlling and preventing the progression of periodontal disease.
The screenings, which will be performed during periodontal maintenance examinations, help detect tissue abnormalities in the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat.
Parental involvement and tight periodontal maintenance is, therefore, essential for a successful therapeutic outcome, when such an approach is employed.
For instance, members who have health and dental plans and are pregnant or have diabetes will receive one additional dental cleaning or periodontal maintenance procedure a year," said Spahr.
This clinical atlas by Sato (a dentist in private practice in Yuzawa, Japan) discusses changes in the periodontium, problems occurring in the periodontal maintenance phase, and their solutions using a case study approach that is intended to give the reader guidance in selecting the appropriate treatment and maintenance methods needed for long-term periodontal and prosthetic success.
The company also has expanded the number of insured periodontal maintenance cleanings to up to four per year.
Periodontal maintenance therapy: Recurrent periodontitis usually involves only a few teeth.
Depending on metabolic control and periodontal disease status, frequent periodontal maintenance visits may be required.
Through this program, CIGNA dental plan customers with certain health care conditions, or those who are pregnant, are eligible to receive 100 percent reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs associated with periodontal scaling and root planing and periodontal maintenance.
The growing evidence of relationships between oral and overall health and evidence that improving oral health can help employers lower medical claims expenses has encouraged many dental benefit companies to provide additional preventive services, such as prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance for members with medical conditions including diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy.
Two adult and adolescent trials were conducted with a total of 484 patients who had restorative or periodontal maintenance procedures and who had received one of four leading anesthetics that contained a vasoconstrictor.
Patients were re-examined every 3 to 6 months for periodontal maintenance.
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