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Type: Journal article
Title: Oral diagnosis and treatment planning: Part 6. Preventive and treatment planning for periodontal disease
Author: Corbet, E.
Smales, R.
Citation: British Dental Journal, 2012; 213(6):277-284
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0007-0610
1476-5373
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E. Corbet and R. Smales
Abstract: A high level of sustained personal plaque control is fundamental for successful treatment outcomes in patients with active periodontal disease and, hence, oral hygiene instructions are the cornerstone of periodontal treatment planning. Other risk factors for periodontal disease also should be identified and modified where possible. Many restorative dental treatments in particular require the establishment of healthy periodontal tissues for their clinical success. Failure by patients to control dental plaque because of inappropriate designs and materials for restorations and prostheses will result in the long-term failure of the restorations and the loss of supporting tissues. Periodontal treatment planning considerations are also very relevant to endodontic, orthodontic and osseointegrated dental implant conditions and proposed therapies.
Keywords: Treatment planning; Preventive dentistry; Periodontology
Rights: © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020122174
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.837
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