Fundamentals of Periodontics
With the aid of 49 contributors, this clinically oriented, evidence-based text reflects the state-of-the-art in periodontics. It guides readers through the background knowledge needed to interpret clinical findings (anatomy, histopathology, microbiology, biochemistry), the examination, the use of a presumptive diagnosis to guide treatment and specific periodontal therapies including esthetics and implants. The text should be of interest to students and practitioners alike.
- Paperback | 564 pages
- 222.25 x 280 x 31.75mm
- 01 Aug 1996
- Quintessence Publishing Co Inc.,U.S.
- United States
- 201 colour and 419 b&w illustrations
Table of contents
Part 1 Knowledge required to diagnoze and treat periodontal diseases: the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases - an overview; the epidemiology of periodontal diseases; the macroanatomy of the periodontium; the microanatomy of the periodontium; mirobiology and the aetiology of periodontal diseases; the biochemistry and physiology of the periodontium; immune responses in periodontal diseases; inflammatory response in periodontal diseases; the aging of the periodontium; infection control and personnel safety in periodontics; examination of patients for detecting periodontal diseases; radiography in periodontal assessments; supplemental diagnostics for the assessment of periodontal diseases; systemic modifiers. Part 2 Clinical management of the periodontium in health and disease: the healthy patient; the presumptive diagnosis and diagnostically driven therapy; treating plaque-associated gingivitis; treating chronic periodontitis with early or moderate attachment loss; treating aggressive forms of periodontal disease; lesions in the oral mucous membranes; re-evaluation/retreatment; referrals to specialists; supportive periodontal treatment. Part 3 Adjunctive therapies relevant to the maintenance of periodontal health: periodontal health and restorative procedures; occlusal trauma and therapy; aesthetic periodontics (periodontal plastic surgery); dental implants; orthodontics and the periodontium; appendix 1 - health history; appendix 2 - premedication.