Practice owner Southwest Animal Hospital Las Vegas, NV, United States
Following correct diagnosis of periodontal disease, skillfully performed procedures can only get you so far! At the most straightforward level, correct use of periodontal instrumentation can help to correct a trajectory of periodontal disaster. We will review instrumentation to ensure its use is appropriate. From basic root planing and subgingival curettage to guided tissue regeneration, we will discuss how these procedures are done and monitored. Since the success of treatment hinges a great deal on executing appropriate dental home care, the session will finish with a basic discussion of home dental care recommendations.
Describe the subgingival curette and describe its use
Define root planing and define when it is used
Define subgingival curettage and the goal for treatment
Describe when guided tissue regeneration is indicated, how it is performed and what appropriate follow up involves
Describe when periodontal pocket medicaments are indicated and how they are placed
Compare and contrast home dental care products and what reasonable expectations are for their success