Periodontal maintenance therapy: an integral part of dental practice. Case reports on three periodontally involved patients.

Vanchit John, Karim El Kholy, Ranjitha Krishna

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Abstract

Periodontal maintenance therapy is an integral aspect of any general dental or specialist practice. Numerous studies have indicated that periodontal therapy in the absence of a carefully designed maintenance program invariably results in the relapse of the disease condition. Accordingly, dental practices that provide periodontal care without a maintenance program deal with significant patient management and disease management issues. In this article, three cases are presented with varying levels of disease severity but all sharing the common trait of having being enrolled in a good maintenance program with positive treatment outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalJournal (Indiana Dental Association)
Volume88
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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  • Medicine(all)

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