It is often difficult to be absolute in determining when to refer your patients who present with periodontal disease. Early intervention can significantly impact the outcome of positive clinical management. Further reading can assist you in making informed decisions.
BASIC PERIODONTAL EXAMINATION (BPE)
Careful assessment of the periodontal tissues is an essential component of patient management. The BPE is a simple and rapid screening tool that is used to indicate the level of further examination…….
PERIODONTITIS AND ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Periodontitis, although not a cause of mortality….., as a progressive, chronic inflammatory disease, untreated periodontitis has the potential to undermine overall health and even exacerbate other inflammatory conditions,such as ACVD.
DIABETES AND GUM DISEASE
How gum disease can affect diabetes, At a recent meeting of top experts in dental and diabetes research from around the world, scientists looked closely at all the latest research into diabetes and gum disease to reach an agreement on………….
MANAGEMENT OF MALODOUR: EFFICACY OF MECHANICAL AND/OR CHEMICAL AGENTS
Oral healthcare professionals should be aware of the fundamentals of halitosis and they have the primary responsibility for its diagnosis and management. Only a limited number of patients with extra-oral halitosis and halitophobia (<10% together) will need to be referred to an appropriate health professional………
THE GOOD PRACTITIONER’S GUIDE TO PERIODONTOLOGY
The pathogenesis of periodontal disease is complex and evidence indicates that it is the patient’s response to the bacterial challenge which is the major determinant of susceptibility. Identifying the various inherited and acquired factors influencing susceptibility is thus an important part of the periodontal assessment…………..
MANAGEMENT OF HYPERSENSITIVITY:EFFICACY OFPROFESSIONALLY AND SELF-ADMINISTERED AGENTS
Two modes of action are commonly applied in the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity: (1) dentine tubule occlusion with resistance to removal by acidic challenges; (2) modification or blocking of pulpal nerve response……….
REFERRAL POLICY AND PARAMETERS OF CARE
This document sets out guidelines to define a framework for the provision of periodontal care by members of the dental team, and to provide guidelines for appropriate referral of patients…….
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