Treatment of recession defects is indicated for the prevention of root caries, reducing root hypersensitivity, enhancing esthetics, augmenting keratinized tissue, eliminating inconsistency of the gingival margin, and to enhance plaque control… Read More about Summer 2021 Periodontal NewsletterRead More
Peri-Implant Disease: What We Know and What We Need to Know.
The 2017 World Workshop on Periodontology and Implantology issued new classifications of periimplant disease.
1. Peri-Implant Health.
2. Peri-Implant Mucositis
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The Importance of Periodontal Treatment for the Mitigation of COVID-19 and Other Systemic Diseases. A healthy oral cavity acts as a barrier against all kinds of diseases. Data shows that, in areas where poor oral hygiene causes diseases such as caries or periodontitis, there are also more fatal cases of COVID-19. … Read More about Winter 2020 PerioDontal NewsletterRead More
To date in the United States, no clusters of healthcare workers positive for COVID-19 have been reported in dental settings or personnel.
In the face of the worldwide threat of COVID-19, we must help our patients overcome any fear of contracting this virus in our offices.
Without regular dental care during this time, the progression of dental disease will likely worsen and lead to pain, infection, and tooth-loss… Read More aboutSummer 2020 PerioDontal NewsletterRead More
Integers are like letters: alone they are meaningless. But when integrated into therapeutic endeavors, they provide a relevant basis for procedural planning and execution of therapy. Tarnow’s e-book presents lists of numbers which clinicians should be acquainted with when performing implant dentistry — numeric parameters and guidelines for the treatment of teeth, placement of implants,… Read More about the article
From Our Office to Yours… Dental implant maintenance is often a confusing topic and clear guidelines have been lacking. Many of the guidelines and protocols provide conflicting or out of date information, and/or are often not based on sound research. The American Academy of Periodontology has provided a position paper on dental implant maintenance, which… Read More about the article
From Our Office to Yours… In November 2017, 175 researchers,educators and clinicians from around the world met in Chicago to update and standardize the definitions, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases that will be used by dental professionals around the world. They produced 24 reports in 320 pages, which were collated and published… Read More about the article
From Our Office to Yours… Many adults suffer from chronic temporomandibular jaw and tooth pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, pain when biting, or headaches. Determining the cause of jaw and tooth pain can sometimes be challenging, since the pain can come from the muscles, nerves,… Read More about the article
From Our Office to Yours… As dentists specializing in treatment of diseases of the oral cavity and associated structures, we are often also called upon to treat painful oral lesions in the mouth. This issue of The PerioDontaLetter contains guidelines on how to treat these common oral lesions. The back page of this issue contains… Read More about the article
From Our Office to Yours… The benefits of the use of computed tomography (CT/CBCT) technologies in dental implant surgery are widely known. Less well known is the wide range of applications of CT technologies in the diagnosis and treatment planning of other dental conditions. CBCT scanning is widely used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics,… Read More about the article