Thesis / Dissertation

The effectiveness of using a periodontal endoscope as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy: clinical, radiographic and microbiological results

Meloshini Naicker, Ivan Darby (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

ABSTRACT Non-surgical periodontal therapy has been one of the main treatment approaches for managing patients with periodontal disease for decades. The aim of this treatment is to remove bacteria and subgingival deposits, create a “clinically healthy” environment and improve microbial levels to levels that is compatible with health. Conventional non-surgical debridement includes both hand and powered instruments with the ideal end point being a smooth root surface. Periodontal endoscopy was developed in the late 1990s and features miniaturized digital video technology allowing the operator to directly visualise the subgingival environment and at the same time remove any calculus or debris ..

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