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December 2015 Blog Posts (4)

PerioChip great option for Locally Applied Antimicrobial without using Antibiotics

So excited that the originial LAA, PerioChip is back in the US market by Dexcel Pharmaceuticals. PerioChip is a great option for adjunct use during S/RP in any pocket over 5mm. PerioChip has an excellent safety profile,fights bacteria at a higher level, site specific 36% Chlorhexidine over the rinse 0.12%. It stays in place for up to 10 days without compliance issues and is cost effective with minimal side effects.

I am hoping to re-introduce PerioChip to a whole new generation of…


Added by Amy Miller on December 22, 2015 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Periodontal Charting

Periodontal Charting – It’s Not Just Pocket Depth

When we talk about periodontal charting we think pocket depth. Pocket depth is an important part of the periodontal exam but it’s obviously not everything. In fact, as a stand alone diagnostic, it’s almost meaningless. Why do I say this? Because pocket depth is relative. We talk pocket depth but what we really mean to get at is loss of attachment. If the gingival margin is at the CEJ and we measure a 6mm pocket we are faced with…


Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on December 21, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Periodontal Evaluation - Mobility

Evaluate Tooth Mobility

Tooth mobility needs to be considered when evaluating the treatment and care of a periodontal patient. Why? Because untreated mobility can have negative consequences for healing, especially if a regeneration procedure is planned. Other more obvious sequela of mobile teeth are problems with patient comfort and the possibility of accidental avulsion.

In an examination, we chart mobility. It’s VERY technical! If you can wiggle a tooth one millimeter it’s…


Added by Richard L. Pascoe DDS MS on December 14, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

If you’re of a certain age, you may have heard your parents – or even yourself – humming this tune. (Although it may not be as passé as we feared, for Elmo and Michael Bublé…


Added by Brent Cornelius, DDS on December 11, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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