Dental Implants: Oral Hygiene and Maintenance
Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS
Periodontal Management of the Diabetic Patient
This article will discuss in detail the following: nature of diabetes mellitus; its incidence, etiology, and systemic effects; immune cell defects in diabetic patients relevant to increased periodontal disease expression; special considerations associated with diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease in diabetic patients; and approaches to the management of diabetic emergencies in the dental office.
Periodontal Probing: Probe Tip Diameter
Background: Periodontal probing is one of the most common methods used in diagnosing periodontal disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of the diameter of periodontal probing tips in diagnosing and evaluating periodontal disease. Methods: The literature discussing periodontal probe diameters in human, dog, and monkey studies was reviewed and compared. Tip diameters varied from 0.4 to over 1.0 mm in these studies. Probe advancement between the gingiva and the tooth is determined…
Clinical and Microbiological Effects of Local Tetracycline Irrigation on Periodontitis
This investigation was conducted on seven individuals referred for treatment of moderate adult periodontitis. Twenty-eight sites with an average probing depth of 5.6 ± 0.9 mm were evaluated. One tooth per jaw quadrant was randomly assigned to receive one of the following treatments: (I) no treatment, i.e., control; (II) saline irrigation; (III) tetracycline irrigation and (IV) scaling and root planing (SC/RP). A plaque control program was instituted one week prior to the experimental period and reinforced…
The Choice and Utilization of Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry - Part 2
Various uses of therapeutic agents in dentistry
The Choice and Utilization of Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry - Part 1
Dr. Peter Jacobsen outlines the various uses of therapeutic agents in dentistry.
Effective Treatment for Herpetic or Traumatized Oral Lesions
In this tip of the week, Dr. Sergio Rubinstein shares his clinical experience with Proginicin in the treatment of herpetic or ulcerative oral lesions and soft tissue healing.
Therapeutic Agents in Dentistry: Choosing and Utilizing Wisely
Latest in therapeutics presented by a speaker with oral medicine/pharmacology background. Covers antibiotic/antifungal/antiviral agents for dental/orofacial infections.
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