It was reinforced that a proper early diagnosis is critical for correct care. With 75-80 percent of the population having some form of periodontal disease (gingivitis, periodontitis), dental providers need to commit to spending time collecting the data crucial for a correct diagnosis and definitive treatment. This includes taking the necessary and timely digital x-rays, periodontal charting (primarily measuring the space between the gum tissue and the tooth) and recording bleeding. With the use of a periodontal microscope, it has been confirmed that if there is bleeding then there is bacterial calculus on the tooth-100 percent of the time! The patient must also be educated in and commit to home care practices that work for them. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection and your homecare is a prescription that must be adhered to.
This seminar confirmed all of the practices employed here at The Westchester Center for Periodontal and Implant Excellence. From employing Dental Hygienists who have additional certifications to administer local infiltration anesthesia (Novocain) to utilizing bacterial cultures and targeted antibiotics to advanced instrumentation techniques, we are dedicated to providing you with the best proven periodontal care.
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