CASE STUDY - PERIODONTAL

Generalised Moderate-Advanced Chronic Periodontitis

Modern periodontal treatment (non-surgical)
The modern approach to the management of periodontitis focuses on the resolution of inflammation via biofilm-related strategies. The current thinking is that it is no longer necessary for teeth to be ‘root-planed’ which not only also lead to increased root structure removal but increased post-operative discomfort. Instead, the primary aim is the removal of biofilm and secondarily, calculus.

The patient above was diagnosed with generalised moderate to advanced chronic periodontitis. The treatment plan involved 3 sessions of subgingival debridement under local anaesthetic. Biofilm removal was carried out using EMS Airflow and Perioflow. Supra and sub gingival calculus was removed using EMS Piezo ultrasonic instrumentation including the slim-designed PS and P tips. Finally residual deposits were removed with Hu-Friedy curettes.

The patient was successfully treated and is now on a strict program of periodontal on a 3-4 monthly basis.