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Richard H. Nagelberg's Blog – March 2010 Archive (1)

Refractory Gingivitis

That's not a typo. Refractory gingivitis is not a concept, it is a clinical condition we see every day in our offices. The definition of refractory is: resistant to treatment or cure, How does repetitive gingivitis not fit this definition? Of course it does, but we don't recognize it as such. Why is the term refractory reserved only for periodontitis? By the time a patient gets to refractory periodontitis they are at the end of a losing battle, not all the time, but certainly not…

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Added by Richard H. Nagelberg on March 30, 2010 at 9:13pm — 2 Comments

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