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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Then all patients were placed on a 1-month periodontal maintenance therapy schedule.
The laser protocol allows clinicians to treat smokers using a definitive modality, without relegating the patient to a nonsurgical program or "compromise periodontal maintenance.
Efficacy of interdental plaque control aids in periodontal maintenance patients: A comparative study.
claimed that even with regular periodontal maintenance, periodontitis in furcation sites progressed at a different rate from other tooth surfaces and that the involved sites tended to lose clinical attachment level regardless of the therapy provided.
We can encourage patients to be active participants in their oral health by teaching them good home care and by setting achievable goals with them and emphasizing the importance of coming in for regularly scheduled periodontal maintenance appointments.
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.
Visits for periodontal maintenance care include supra and subgingival debridement of areas of deposits or signs of gingival inflammation.
Association of gingival crevicular fluid biomarkers during periodontal maintenance with subsequent progressive periodontitis.
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.
This period is known as periodontal maintenance and is very important to periodontal health stability as it allows obtaining a significant change in the quality and quantity of subgingival bacterial flora by means of oral hygiene instruction, supra-and sub-gingival periodontal adjustment, and constant clinical and radiographic monitoring.
Comparison of two automated periodontal probes and two probes with a conventional readout in periodontal maintenance.
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