In this article, Al Habashneh et al reported the results of a review of the literature designed to evaluate the current status and use of PDT as an adjunct to SRP during initial nonsurgical and supportive periodontal therapy for periodontitis and peri-implantitis.
The authors indicated, however, more research is needed to determine effectiveness of PDT in medically compromised patients and aggressive periodontitis, as well as in treatment of peri-implant disease and during supportive periodontal therapy.
Supportive periodontal therapy
is frequently needed for renal dialysis patients.
The primary goal of maintenance or supportive periodontal therapy
is to remove the bacterial microflora that has re-established since initial therapy.
Microbiological composition associated with interleukin-1 gene polymorphism in subjects undergoing supportive periodontal therapy
Adjunctive periodontal treatment with Centella asiatica and Punica granatum extracts in supportive periodontal therapy
Periodontal diseases can and will recur if you do not follow a strict program of supportive periodontal therapy
The prophylaxis portion of the visit is part of the supportive periodontal therapy
Regular supportive periodontal therapy
(SPT) has been shown to be crucial for long-term management of patients.
The dental hygiene profession is committed to oral health, the best interests of the patient, and to the importance of scientific evidence and evidence-based practice; therefore, I have a number of questions regarding the article's suggestions for the use of antimicrobials in both initial and supportive periodontal therapy
Suggested Use of Antimicrobials in Supportive Periodontal Therapy
Little information is available on the prospective longitudinal effects of smoking on periodontal bone loss, particularly in subjects undergoing standardized supportive periodontal therapy