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  • Surgical Periodontitis

    It is indicated for all types of periodontitis however it is especially effective with pockets depth of 5-7mm. The goal of the procedure is not pocket elimination but healing the periodontal pocket with minimum tissue lost. The modified Widman flap requires three incisions to separate the pocket lining from the tooth surface. The initial incision dissects the pocket epithelium and portions of the subepithelial connective tissue. The gingiva is then reflected using the elevator, but only to the extent that the alveolar crest can be visualized. The second incision is sulcular around each tooth. This separates the pocket epithelium from the root surface to the base of the pocket. The final incision is horizontal and serves to atraumatically release the pocket tissue in the interdental area. The soft tissue and all of the granulation tissue within the pocket are removed. Now, scaling and planing of the root surfaces using curettes or ultrasonic instruments can be performed with direct vision. Supportive alveolar bone is not removed, but minimal osteoplasty may be performed if necessary. Finally, the flaps are repositioned. Because of the shape of the flaps created by the initial…

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  • Periodontal Disease: A Case Study

    does not cause periodontal disease when the host presents a healthy periodontium, but if bruxism coexist on an individual who has a history of periodontitis with bone loss and apical migration of the junctional epithelium, then the progresses of the disease occurs more rapidly than if the individual would have periodontitis only. Similar to bruxism as a contributing factor is the case of trauma from occlusion. Traumatic occlusion can be primary if the individual 's periodontium is healthy and…

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  • Periodontal Debridement Essay

    Periodontal debridement is a procedure to remove deposits, such as calculus, from the tooth. This is important because when there are deposits on the teeth, the dentist or hygienist cannot thoroughly or effectively assess the patient for decay, infections, or disease. Also, calculus can harbor harmful bacteria that can cause disease and it also irritates the gingiva. There are many methods of removal of these deposits to provide relief and treatment for a patient. Acquired pellicle is an…

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  • Oral Health Case Studies

    comprehensive oral health care plan, it is vital to carry out a complete examination, including extra-oral and intra-oral examination, dental charting and periodontal charting. The extra-oral examination assesses any abnormalities of the lymph nodes, temporomandibular joint and any presence of swelling. Intra oral The intra-oral examination should be thorough and not merely assess the teeth, but also evaluate the soft tissues of the oral cavity. I will examine the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue,…

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  • Periodontal Disease Case Study

    Periodontiits: Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent disease throughout the world (Albandar 2011). It is a chronic bacterial inflammatory infection leading to destruction of supporting tissues of teeth (Moffatt, Whitmore et al. 2011). It is second to dental caries as a cause of tooth loss among adults in developed countries (Gautam, Jindal et al. 2011), affecting 47.2% adults aged 30 years and older in the US (Eke, Dye et al. 2012). Organisms causing periodontal diseases: In a…

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  • Healthy Teeth Research Paper

    {How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy|Healthy Teeth Maintenance Tips|How to Maintain Your Teeth in Good Condition} {Our teeth are important for many reasons.|Your teeth are critical for various reasons.|Your teeth are crucial for a number of reasons.} {When they are not well looked after, they develop problems that affect not only our mouth, but also our overall health.|When they are not maintained well they experience challenges that are not only disastrous for your mouth, but also for your entire…

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  • Essay On Gum Recession

    Reversing Gum Recession: Why Your Gums Recede and What You Can do About it What is gum recession and what causes it? Should you notice that your teeth look longer than they once did or you experience increased sensitivity, look at the tissue at the base of your gums. When the gum tissue that covers the root of the teeth starts to recede, or pull back, it's called gum recession. If ignored, gum recession can cause not only extensive damage to the bones in your jaw, but can result in tooth loss…

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  • Restorative Periodontal Assessment

    Section IX: Re-evaluation: Assessment of Treatment and Referrals – Restorative/Periodontal The patient should be brought in 4-6 weeks after the completion of scaling and root planning for a re-evaluation to allow the gingiva and appropriate amount of time to adequately heal. At the re-evaluation, I would expect to see a decrease in probing depths due to the formations of a long junctional epithelium since bone does not reform on its own and a decreased presence of inflammation, bleeding, and…

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  • Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome Analysis

    Individuals with PLS are commonly afflicted with periodontal disease that affects both deciduous and succedaneous teeth, eventually leading to edentulism (Sulak, et al., 2014). In patients with PLS, deciduous teeth erupt at the average expected age and follow the normal sequence and shape of teeth as in a healthy individual (Sreeramulu, et al., 2015). In some cases, however, patients may exhibit microdontia or incomplete root formation (Sreeramulu, et al., 2015). Shortly after eruption, the…

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  • Dental Disease And Diabetes: A Case Study

    with HbA1c > 9% (Furnari, Gillis, Novak & Taylor, 2014). While it’s outside of the scope of this article to address the pathophysiology of PD development, it may be best described as complex interrelated pathways. Ultimately there is dysregulation of inflammation, tissue destruction, and changes in bone metabolism that all contribute to dental disease (Preshaw & Bissett, 2013; Wu et al., 2015; Grover & Luthra, 2013). As mentioned previously, the increased risk for POD is associated with…

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