The management of periodontal diseases has included both non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Non-surgical treatment traditionally has referred to the role of mechanical instrumentation of the root surface with either scalers or curettes. However, the introduction of locally delivered anti-microbial medications, which can be placed directly into a periodontal pocket, has provided the practitioner with another treatment option. This article looks at the different locally delivered anti-microbial medications being used in the non-surgical management of periodontal diseases.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal (Indiana Dental Association)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
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