Assignment: Supportive Periodontal Therapy Intervals Author: Aoife Malone, 15315724 Date: 6th May 2016 Key words: • Periodontal Maintenance Procedures • Supportive Periodontal Treatment • Supportive Periodontal Therapy • Recalls • Periodontal Maintenance Therapy Introduction: Supportive Periodontal Treatment is an extension of periodontal therapy. Procedures performed at selected intervals to assist the periodontal patient in maintaining oral health. These usually consist of examination, an evaluation of oral hygiene and nutrition, scaling, root debridement and polishing of teeth. (Loe, H et al 1996) these procedures are performed at different intervals to a periodontal patient in maintaining oral health. Supportive periodontal therapy
The goal of periodontal therapy is to eliminate disease and restore the periodontium to a state of health, which includes comfort, function, and esthetics that can be maintained adequately by both the patient and dental professional. Nonsurgical therapy aims to control the bacterial challenge characteristic of gingivitis and periodontitis while addressing local risk factors and minimizing the potential impact of systemic factors. Alteration or elimination of putative periodontal pathogens and resolution of inflammation are paramount objectives of nonsurgical therapy, creating an environment conducive to periodontal health and decreasing the likelihood of disease progression. The term nonsurgical therapy includes the use of oral hygiene self-care,
This is to configure the teeth so that they can function as abutment for cemented restorations.1 When the procedure is completed, such teeth are essentially “undressed”, but cannot be immediately restored to full form and function1 because fixed prosthodontic treatment, whether involving complete or partial coverage and natural or dental implant, commonly relies on indirect fabrication of definitive prostheses in the dental laboratory.2 The word provisional means established for the time being, pending a permanent arrangement.3It can be challenging for practitioner to justify the use of provisional treatment because of its “temporary” nature, especially when the time required to produce a interim restoration equals that spent for tooth preparation and impression making. However, the exclusion of this essential step and the quality of the provisional restoration can make a difference between success and failure.4,5,6 The term provisional, interim or transitional have been used interchangeably in the literature.2 A provisional restoration must satisfy important dentist and patient needs. Unfortunately “temporary” often conveys the notion that the requirements are unimportant; the dentist however must not reduce clinical efficiency and treatment quality. Literature reveals that time and effort expended fulfilling the requisites of provisional restorations are well
CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY ABSTRACT The goal of periodontal therapy is to establish and maintain the dentition and periodontium in health, comfort and function with optimal esthetics throughout the lifetime of the patient. This represents a modification in the thought processes of many dentists because the “dentition” now includes both natural teeth and dental implants. Although treatment parameters still include the basics of health, comfort and function, “esthetics” has recently become an integral portion of the overall goal. Most patients will not accept periodontal treatment without the perception of an acceptable esthetic outcome. The presence of mucogingival problems and gingival recession around anterior, highly visible teeth exemplifies a situation in which a treatment modality that addresses both biological and aesthetic demands is required from the therapist.
Dental health is the key factor to preserve one’s good health as the mouth is the gateway to the body. People who tend to preserve their dental health have to pay a visit to the dentist almost every 6 months. Usually, the dental patients have many concerns related to the dental procedures and one of their main concerns is if the dental team follows accurately all of the infection control standards as it’s an important part of safe patient care. Concerns about the spread of bloodborne diseases, highly infectious respiratory and other illnesses, require dentists to establish, evaluate, update and monitor their infection prevention and control protocols but there’s one big question that pops almost in every dentist’s head: Can I balance between
The study revealed that the main barrier from the health service side was perceived quality of care provided. There were complaints of discrimination among staff which influenced perception of quality of care. For most respondents, discrimination at the point of service delivery was a major barrier to treatment of HIV and AIDS (Beattie & Bhattacharjee, 2009). Cordial relationship between health professionals and clients requires considerable confidentiality and privacy. This may not always be forthcoming.
This approach also helps expands responsibility for health not just on the individual, but on the community and environment as well. If we would like to alter the individual’s behaviour to make healthy sleep choices as a society, it can occur only in a supportive environment. According to Professor Deitrich Dorner, to do so, we need to consider the “deficiency… within the context of its system”, otherwise we may only be “treat[ing] only the symptoms and not the source of the trouble”. Using the socio-ecological model not only “acknowledg[es] the existence of many variables”, it also brings to light how these variables “can affect one another and
Introduction: Low-income populations have a higher prevalence of oral diseases and often experience financial as well as other barriers to dental services.1 Access to health care is limited in rural communities.2,3 Compared to urban and suburban communities, rural communities have relatively few dentists.4,5 As a result, these groups often are either forced or chose to use alternative strategies, forgo treatment, and/or use or self-care remedies for relief of dental pain. Self-care is one of the means by which such people can actively engage in managing their oral health problems without access to professional care.1,6 Self-care is the component of health self-management that includes behaviors undertaken to enhance health, prevent disease, limit illness, or restore health.7 They derive from the individual’s knowledge and skills.8 Gilbert et al. explored dental self-care behaviors among problem-oriented dental attenders and regular dental attenders. They reported that dental self-care behaviors included changes in diet, use of over-the-counter pain relievers, and homemade remedies to treat toothache and bleeding
According to Andersen and Newman (1973), paying a visit to a health facility is determined by three sets of factors: (1) predisposing factors such as age, gender, race/ethnic group and social status; (2) enabling factors include conditions that facilitate or inhibit the use of health services such as insurance coverage, income, distance to the health centre; availability of regular source of care and, (3) need or health status variables which may include perceived need and urgency, level of distress and presence of psychiatric co-morbidity The health belief model (HBM) suggested by Rosenstock (1966) assumes that consumer attitudes and beliefs are important determinants of health action. Leavitt (1979) reports that, within this framework, beliefs
With an increasing number of adult patients visiting orthodontic clinic, the orthodontist cons¬tantly looking for accelerated tooth movement options. Surgical intervention to affect the alveolar bone and tooth movement has been described in various forms for over many years. However, it is the spirit of interdiscipli¬nary collaboration in orthodontics has expanded the realm of traditional orthodontic tooth movement protocols. Periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) is a clinical procedure that combines selective alveolar corticotomy, particulate bone grafting, and the application of orthodontic forces. This procedure is theoretically based on the bone healing pattern known as the regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP).