Periodontal diseases manifest themselves in the majority of the adult population. Periodontal diseases are the most common dental conditions. A sequence of interrelated steps is inherent to effective periodontal treatment. A primary goal of initial periodontal therapy is to reduce the burden of pathogenic bacteria and thereby reduce the potential for progressive inflammation and recurrence of disease. Initial Periodontal Therapy helps condition the tissue to respond more predictably to surgical procedures as treatment progresses during later appointments. In this thesis, concepts underlying Periodontal initial Therapy are reviewed and clinical cases of patients who underwent periodontal initial therapy are discussed.
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According to the official guidelines of American Academy of Periodontology, the goals of periodontal therapy are to preserve natural dentition; to maintain and improve health, comfort, esthetics and function; and to provide replacements (i.e., dental implants) where indicated1.Several treatment modalities to achieve these goals are available in periodontics, and they can be broadly classified into either surgical or non surgical approaches. Non surgical approaches include plaque control, supra and sub gingival scaling, root planing and the adjunctive use of chemotherapeutic agents. Non surgical therapy aims to eliminate both living bacteria in the biofilm and calcified biofilm microorganisms from tooth surface and adjacent soft tissues. A reduction in inflammation of the periodontium due to a lesser bacterial load leads to beneficial clinical changes .In addition, non-surgical therapy aims to create an environment in which the host can more effectively prevent pathogenic microbial recolonization using personal oral hygiene …show more content…
Bacteria are essential for disease but insufficient by themselves to cause the disease. The host must be susceptible, and it is the patient’s risk factors that determine susceptibility to the disease. Risk factors are patient characteristics associated with the development of disease. There are a number of environmental and acquired risk factors that play a major role in the host response and can increase a patient’s susceptibility to disease. The risk factors that should be assessed because they can affect the onset, rate of progression, and severity of periodontal disease and response to therapy. It is important to document and determine the patient’s risk and to convey to the patient that these risk factors can be more than additive. The value of risk assessment is that it can help the practitioner to establish an accurate diagnosis, provide an optimal treatment plan, and determine appropriate maintenance programs. Risk assessment may help to explain variability in treatment responses. In patients with multiple risk factors, the practitioner may proceed with caution with regard to invasive surgical procedures and may aggressively use pharmacologic adjuncts such as antimicrobials and host modulatory therapy in addition to mechanical therapy. When considering a risk-based approach to therapy, there is less watching and waiting
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After talking to a dentist about a possible referral to a periodontist the dental hygienist had to excuse herself from treating a patient because the dentist brushed off the request and asked the dental hygienist to keep cleaning the patient's teeth no matter how deep the periodontal pockets were. Step 3: The dental hygienist have two options. The first option is to treat a patient knowing that it will not be beneficial and that the patient will be better off seeing a specialized doctor. The second option is to let the dentist know that she will not be able to see a patient because she believes that the patient needs a referral to see a periodontist.
The disease is caused by plaque-forming bacteria, which create inflammation and deterioration of the gum tissue. This deterioration often results in the loss of teeth. It 's estimated that 90% of Americans will experience gum disease during their lifetime, and 25% of Americans over 60 will lose teeth due to the disease.
The yeast menace is known by several different terms, candidosis, yeast infection,monilia and thrush. Symptoms of yeast infections are vast, however there are some that are more obvious, these include chronic tiredness, cystitis and thrush that continues to come back even after you have treated it. Some other symptoms which are not as obvious include, anxiety,mood swings, fluid retention ,allergies,depression,inability to loose weight,constipation, diahorrea, PMS, acne and dermatitis as well as hypoglycaemia. With a list as exhaustive as this, it's easy to see why it's deemed one of the most debilitating immune deficiencies and nutritional disorders of our time, As with any infection, one or many of the symptoms may exist, however, advanced
The ultimate goal of this particular data analysis is to find a way to decrease the incidence of post-surgical infections. Although there should be emphasis placed on the surgeon that has shown more patients with post-surgical infections, the overarching goal is to identify why these infections could be occurring as often as they are and how to
Lots of health care services, including certain procedures, are now performed in an outpatient setting, such as ambulatory surgical centers, which increases the risk of acquiring an infection, as the outpatient setting usually have a much less oversight and infection control compared to a hospital
When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and jawbone deterioration. Luckily, we have the tools necessary to diagnose and treat your periodontal problems. We offer scaling and root planing, antibiotic treatments, laser treatments, electrotherapy, and traditional surgical methods of treatment. Depending on your situation, we can help get rid of your gum disease using any combination of these methods. X-rays and a throughout examination will allow us to understand your current circumstance and help treat your problems in the most effective way possible.
Joe Nguyen was born and raised in San Diego. After completing his undergraduate degrees in Neuroscience and Environmental Toxicology at the University of California in Riverside, he moved to the Northeast to continue his education at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. While there, he learned strong foundations in comprehensive treatment planning for better patient care. After finishing dental school, Dr. Nguyen’s educational pursuits led him to the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine for his periodontics residency. While in the program, he gained extensive knowledge in treatment planning and surgery.
If the dentist diagnoses any gum disease, our hygienists are trained to treat mild to advanced gum disease with deep cleaning using latest technology. We are able in many cases to prevent the need for gum surgery for severe cases. Our ultrasonic scalers use sound waves to remove plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) and provide a more gentle and effective treatment. The ultrasonic scaler gets down to the base of the pocket better, disinfecting the full mouth. We use Arestin® antibiotic treatment and soft-tissue lasers to eliminate remaining bacteria.
It intrigues me to learn about the various diseases and conditions that can manifest without proper care taken off a person’s teeth. I think people underestimate the power and overall importance of brushing, and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis. The short time I’ve spent under Ms. Lopez has help emphasize the importance of knowing the anatomy and physiology aspect of the teeth. The knowledge I obtained from shadowing, and numerous hours of online research has help convey to me knowledge on how to better prevent oral
The Importance of Providing Oral Care Brushing your teeth, how do you feel when you brush your teeth? When you wake up in the morning what is your routine, get up use the restroom, brush your teeth, and then go on about getting ready for the day? How would you feel if you couldn’t brush your teeth whither it be because you don’t have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, or what if you couldn’t even remember to brush your teeth in the morning or evenings? When you don’t brush your teeth you feel like your routine is incomplete or what about the smell or taste you may have in your mouth. Or what happens over time when you don’t brush your teeth or go get your teeth cleaned twice a year, a buildup of plaque occurs and possibly gum inflammation.
Techniques to eliminate gum disease • Brushing Brushing your teeth twice a day is utmost important to keep your teeth and mouth clean and avoid inflammation and gum diseases. Cleaning your mouth and teeth regularly discards the plaque and tartar that develop
Flossing is an awkward and undesirable task for many. Using a water-jet powered flosser will remove much of the debris and particles that a string floss does not reach. This will also remove food particles from below the gum line, resulting in a healthy smile. Fluoride treatment-Introducing extra fluoride to an oral regime will help to protect the teeth from plaque build-up. When patients receive orthodontic braces for adults Fredericksburg, fluoride treatments can be applied during the regular orthodontic visits and can be maintained at home with a daily fluoride
Abstract: Bleeding is a common outcome of periodontal or oral surgery, but there is currently conflicting data suggesting that isotretinoin may have an adverse effect on wound healing, specifically from dental procedures such as periodontal treatments; these patients, characterized by a tendency to bleeding, constitute a serious challenge in the dental practice. Although advances in the medical diagnosis of hemostatic disorders have exposed dental professionals to new patients not agreeable to the application of the management protocols associated with other, better-known, complaints. There is no aspects relating to the care of such patients must be recognized and taken into consideration when dental treatment is planned and should be informed the patient of the proposed treatment. It is the aim of this paper to highlight the areas of major concern, and to suggest management regimens for patients who take an isotretinoin, describes two cases of abnormal bleeding in two young female patients,
Advanced Dental Technology Maintains Oral Health People are struggling to maintain their oral health by not sufficiently and regularly brushing or flossing well enough. Now, if people do not care about or try to at least maintain their oral health then the dental industry could shut down. The reason being, that people do not care enough or do not have enough money to go to dental practices to get an oral checkup, results in having bad oral care. Not long after, people will have to deal with oral diseases and difficulties if they do not get accustomed to taking better care of the inside of their mouths and get the assistance that they need.