supportive periodontal treatment


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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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(4.) Wilson TG Jr: A typical supportive periodontal treatment visit for patients with periodontal disease.
(29.) Lang NP, Joss A, Tonetti MS: Monitoring disease during supportive periodontal treatment by bleeding on probing.
The utilization of a dental hygienist is mentioned once in this book, in the chapter of supportive periodontal treatment. A chapter devoted to post-operative treatment, recare, and oral hygiene, written with dental hygienists in mind, would have been an asset to this book.
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