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We are in a series discussing the key elements of a periodontal evaluation. My last blog touched on the importance of evaluating not only the quantity, but also the quality of calculus. Now, let’s move on to another important finding, furcation involvement.
The degree of furcation involvement is a major factor in determining an accurate prognosis and in the development of an appropriate treatment plan. Furcation exposure, more than anything, complicates…Continue
Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on November 25, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments
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Added by Cambridge Dental Consultants on November 25, 2015 at 9:08am — No Comments
In a previous blog I mentioned three important examination findings that play an integral part in a periodontal evaluation and the development of a treatment plan. One is an assessment of the calculus.
There are two things you need to know about the calculus. First is to determine if calculus is present. This is not a problem if you are dealing with supra-gingival deposits. It’s also not a problem if you are dealing with the typical bulky subgingival calculus we so often find.…Continue
Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on November 19, 2015 at 7:34pm — No Comments
Savvy dentists know that writing blogs are good for their marketing. Blogs can bring people to your website because they are searchable. They can inform patients about topics they didn’t know. For example, many people might not know ways to eliminate bad breath. However, if you believe that blogs’ sole purpose is directing traffic to your website, you could be missing a golden marketing opportunity.
Added by Charles Crawford on November 19, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments
We are happy to announce that DentaKit.com now carries PlaqueHD Toothpaste. This fluoride toothpaste reveals plaque while a patient brushes their teeth! Patients can buy it directly from us at: http://www.dentakit.com/plaquehd.html…Continue
Added by Lynn Schneider on November 18, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Wondering what you can do to provide more value to your patients?
Do you wish to give your dental practice…Continue
In the past, I have mentioned what I feel are the most important examination findings of a periodontal examination from a treatment planning perspective. In my opinion they are:
1. A determination of the quality of the calculus
2. A determination of the extent of furcation exposures
3. A determination of mobility
Note that pocket depth isn’t one of them. It’s not that I find pocket depth insignificant,…Continue
When someone says periodontal exam we think of periodontal probing. Measuring pocket depth is an important part of the examination but it’s not the whole story. In my opinion, it isn’t even the most important part of the story.
What are we attempting to do at the examination? Breaking it down to the bare minimum, we want to make a periodontal disease diagnosis and we want to develop a plan of attack.
When you think of it, the diagnosis is…Continue
Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on November 3, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments