You have all have seen patients whose home care was minimal, but when their teeth are cleaned, the gingivitis quickly resolves and there is no bone loss around their teeth. Conversely, you see patients with excellent home care who progressively lose the bone supporting their teeth.
Microbiologists have searched for particularly pathogenic species of bacteria or even viruses and have identified some that are more prevalent in cases of advanced periodontitis, yet these same microbes are present even when the patient has had no loss of attachment. If you regard your periodontal patients as a host to potentially pathogenic bacteria, could it be that certain patients are subject to susceptibility to loss of attachment that is unique to those individuals?
In our new course, Effective Periodontal Therapies in the Restorative Dental Practice: Part II, Dr. Mike McDevitt addresses that perspective and the viewer is provided with some understanding to the seeming contradictions you see in your patient population.
After viewing this course on effective periodontal therapies, youâll have a better understanding of:
- The goals of periodontal therapies
- The root cause of gingivitis
- The pathogens that contribute to periodontal disease
Denise Prichard is the Editor for Spear Education.