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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lang NP, Joss A, Tonetti MS: Monitoring disease during supportive periodontal treatment by bleeding on probing.
Cohen R: Supportive periodontal treatment (American Academy of Periodontology position paper).
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