When a procedure as basic as scaling and root planning and the sight of reduced post-operative inflammation – seeing the gingiva turn to a benign pink from red gives you a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction that is incomparable, you know that being a Periodontist is everything you have ever wanted. Holding a scalpel, incising the gingival and periodontal tissues and raising a flap almost perfectly for the very first time, is perhaps one of the most exhilarating experiences I have ever had and, at the risk of sounding too dramatic, the clockwise and anti-clockwise turning of the wrist during suturing is nothing short of sheer poetry in motion to me.
The author concluded that with regular periodontal maintenance, removal of root surface accretion for better periodontal tissue attachment was more important than any surgical procedures.
The main goal of endodontic treatment is to prevent or heal apical periodontitis. The cleaning and shaping procedures are adversely affected by the highly variable root canal anatomy. The presence of additional canals needs to be detected in to avoid incomplete instrumentation and preservation of bacteria and their toxins, which can compromise the outcome of the root canal treatment. Therefore, the knowledge of the internal anatomy of teeth is a prerequisite for successful endodontic therapy(1).
Consequently, I was involved in the mechanical testing of bioceramic endodontic materials with regards to their physical properties and hydration behavior. Also, I am participating in an ongoing Micro-CT study to evaluate the quality of root filling using different filling techniques and sealers.
A root planing and scaling procedure could help or stop these problems at any stage. It cannot undo the damage caused by these progressive stages. Recent studies show scaling and root planning may help address chronic periodontitis. This is a promising development, as surgery was one of the only methods to slow the progression of chronic
As individual’s age, one becomes more susceptible to several different types of ailments as the immune system becomes less able to fight infections. One of these ailments also includes periodontitis, which is inflammation of the gingival tissue caused by bacterial infection.
A total of forty five subjects were included in the study with an age ranged from thirty five to forty five years. They were divided into three groups. Group1 (control group) include 15 healthy subjects. Group2 ( chronic gingivitis group) include 15 patients; those patients were diagnosed as having chronic gingivitis after obtaining a proper case history, and through clinical and radiographic examination. Group3 ( chronic periodontitis group) include 15 patients; those patients were diagnosed as having chronic periodontitis after obtaining a proper case history, and through clinical and radiographic examination. Both study groups (group 2 and group3) had undergone phase I therapy.
The long-term treatment plan for managing chronic periodontitis should include periodic monitoring of periodontal status and appropriate maintenance procedures.28 Experimental studies have reported very successful treatment outcomes when patients are professionally maintained at two-week intervals,161 but such a program is impractical for most chronic periodontitis patients. Therefore, to maximize successful therapeutic outcomes, patients must maintain effective daily plaque control. It also appears that in-office periodontal maintenance at three to four month intervals can be effective in maintaining most
Periodontitis is defined as "an inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues of the teeth caused by specific microorganisms or groups of specific microorganisms, resulting in progressive destruction of the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone with pocket formation, recession or both."1 Periodontal diseaseisan ubiquitous infection in humans displaying the classic hallmarks of the inflammatory response. Late sequelaeof periodontal diseases are the loss of alveolar bone,,mobile teeth leading to a demolished periodontium. Therefore, earlier detection and treatment leads to improved outcomes for patients.2
Studies show that half of Americans suffer from chronic gum disease. In today’s society, half of the issue with periodontal disease is learning how to address it. It has been proven that the same pathogens that are the root of periodontal disease can also contribute to other health factors that can affect the body. Many of the health factors that come with having periodontal disease consist of; diabetes mellitus,
Tobacco smoking causes many interactions within the oral cavity that leads to periodontal disease, such as diminishing the supportive functions of periodontal tissues causing deeper pockets and more clinical attachment loss, immunologic reactions, and vascular impairment that hinders healing processes, and systemic diseases that generates further progression of periodontitis; therefore, with tobacco cessation the disease can be reversible or maintained. Periodontal disease is a leading factor among patients who smoke tobacco. Evidence proposes that more than half of patient cases diagnosed with chronic periodontitis in the United States are attributed to tobacco smoking. Research indicates that patients who smoke are four to six times greater
Periodontitis patients had undergone scaling, and root planning by using hand and ultrasonic instruments once a week for eight weeks and the patients were instructed to establish good oral hygiene in the form of regular tooth brushing & dental flossing.
During your biannual dental checkup and cleaning, your dental hygienist or dentist will perform a periodontal examination to determine if you have periodontal disease.
Many definitions of periodontitis have been used, but there is no accepted standard. In 2003, the Centres for disease control and prevention and AAP appointed a working group to develop further standardized clinical case definitions for population based studies of periodontitis.(10) This classification defines periodontitis in terms of probing depth and clinical attachment level (10) and hence, this classification has been used in this study.
Many people are diagnosis with heart disease or suffer from a heart condition each year. Heart disease or cardiovascular disease is developed over time caused via clogged arteries, abnormal heart rhythm, birth defects, excessive smoking, and even excessive consumption of lipids. An assumption of how cardiovascular disease is developed could be associated with periodontal disease. In the study of the periodontal, periodontal disease is inflammation of the surrounding tissue of the gums, teeth, and supporting structures. Scientific studies have shown a slight correlation between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease but none are said to be politically one hundred percent correct.