Periodontal disease: breaking the downward spiral of the disease process

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dc.contributor.author Kehily, Elaine
dc.contributor.author Roberts, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-07T15:23:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-07T15:23:35Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10
dc.identifier.citation Kehily, E. and Roberts A. (2016) 'Periodontal Disease: Breaking the Downward Spiral of the Disease Process', Dental Update, 43, pp. 734-744. en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.startpage 734 en
dc.identifier.endpage 744 en
dc.identifier.issn 0305-5000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7072
dc.description.abstract Periodontal disease is a common disease affecting more than 50% of the world’s adult population. It presents a diagnostic and treatment challenge for the dental clinician. A successful treatment outcome can be achieved by early and repeated intervention when signs of disease are evident in the mouth. Gingival bleeding is one of the early signs of gum disease and one which should not be overlooked by the patient or his/her dental care professional. This is usually indicative of the presence of gingivitis, which can lead to periodontitis in susceptible patients. CPD/Clinical Relevance: A high standard of plaque control is essential throughout treatment for a favourable periodontal outcome and yet it is unfortunate that sometimes, despite the best endeavour of both patients and clinicians, this is not possible. As a consequence of the failure to establish high levels of plaque control, some patients do not respond fully to traditional periodontal therapy and, for some patients, an ongoing deterioration or ‘downward spiral’ continues and adjuncts to non-surgical periodontal therapy are indicated to improve periodontal outcomes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher George Warman Publications (UK) Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri https://www.dental-update.co.uk/issuesSingleIssueArticle.asp?aKey=1576
dc.relation.uri https://www.dental-update.co.uk/
dc.rights © 2016 the authors. Published by George Warman Publications (UK) Ltd en
dc.subject Periodontal disease en
dc.subject Periodontitis en
dc.subject Gingival bleeding en
dc.subject Gingivitis en
dc.title Periodontal disease: breaking the downward spiral of the disease process en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Anthony Roberts, Restorative Dentistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.roberts@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-11-06T12:07:26Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Dental Update en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.roberts@ucc.ie en


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