It's time to revisit gingivitis
As dental providers, we know that gingivitis is the reversible precursor to periodontal disease. If it is not controlled, it can progress to full-blown perio disease. It is most commonly caused by inadequate biofilm control, with the remedy being improved home care. The standard of care for gingivitis does not include professional intervention other than a prophy. These facts are so widely accepted that they amount to dental dogma, but are they accurate? Have we, as a profession, been addressing our gingivitis patients properly? Perhaps it is time to revisit our assumptions.
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