Fundamentals of Periodontics

Fundamentals of Periodontics

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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.
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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 222.25 x 280 x 31.75mm
  • United States
  • English
  • 201 colour and 419 b&w illustrations
  • 0867153032
  • 9780867153033

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.
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