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9: CONCLUSIONS & REFERENCES

Based on the extensive body of published evidence, the following conclusions can be made: A primary goal of SRP is the removal of calculus and…

8: REFERRAL TO A SPECIALIST

It is widely known that practice management advisors encourage “soft tissue management” programs as an important income source for the general dental practice, often undermining…

7: RE-EVALUATION OF INITIAL THERAPY

The re-evaluation appointment after SRP is not an endpoint of treatment but rather is part of a decision matrix. Based on the authors’ clinical experience…

5: CHARACTER OF THE DISEASED ROOT SURFACE

Root surfaces exposed to the toxic environment of a periodontal pocket undergo several changes. A root surface no longer protected by the periodontal ligament (PDL)…

Abstract

Background: Extensive reviews on the role of scaling and root planing (SRP) in the treatment of periodontitis have been previously published. This commentary will address the…

Guest Writer Introduction

GUEST WRITER: Dr. Andreas Siebold Dr. Andreas Siebold is a specialist in Periodontics and Oral Medicine in private practice in Johannesburg. He specialised at the…

4: SUBGINGIVAL DENTAL CALCULUS

Dental calculus is considered to represent the calcified configuration of an undisturbed oral biofilm. Historically, excepting the inherent surface biofilm, calculus was regarded as a…

3: MICROBIAL INVASION OF ROOT STRUCTURE

As noted above, potential reservoirs of pathogenic bacteria involve various oral soft tissues and saliva. Subgingival calculus and its inherent microbial components, both surface biofilm…

2: SRP AND SUBGINGIVAL BIOFILM

SRP remains the cornerstone of nonsurgical periodontal therapy. An often-cited goal of SRP is the removal of all subgingival calculus and biofilm. Numerous studies report…

1: INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this commentary is to reevaluate the impact of root surface accretions and alterations on the pathogenicity of periodontitis, the factors that influence…