Involving the patient: including each patient in his/her treatment is necessary in producing results. The stage of concern that patients give their dental health, and the related to lifestyle selection they make, will finally agree the long-term result of treatment. Therefore, dental experts must enter a non-judgemental role of "coach" to assist find out habits that provide to gum disease so that patients may make important changes. If these contributory habits continue, no level of treatment will be successful long-term.
Using appropriate forms: There must be a significantly system to collect information at every visit and trained staff to translate the data. Reports that show acute depths, bleeding and plaque control are critical. Records should be related with patients from visit to visit; assert all the positives and colluding on ways to enhancing any negatives.
Plaque control that subjectively appears to be excellent may be found to be quite poor when objectively measured. Set a plaque-free goal of 80% or better. There are a number of longitudinal studies that assess the long-term merit of periodontal therapy and it has been shown that perio therapy is very effective when a disclosing is used and the patient achieves a plaque-free level in the 80-90% range. There is no substitute for disclosing.
Periodontist treatments include preventative and rehabilitative measures. Dr. Robert Mokbel, periodontist Pennsylvania, helped to develop a pioneering periodontal software package that helps in early detection of problems and prevention of additional treatment needs. Dr. Robert Mokbel says, "Prevention is the best way to save your teeth and gums, save money, and avoid re-treatment".
Preventative programs may include: counselling about tobacco, diet, stress, and proper oral hygiene; addressing bruxing or teeth clinching issues; maintaining a regular professional cleaning schedule; scaling and root planing (a thorough cleaning below the gum line to remove plaque and tartar that cannot be removed through routine professional cleanings or brushing and flossing); and use of the Perioscope, advanced technology that allows for a minimally invasive approach to treatment of initial gum disease when deep scaling and root planing is not adequate.