Providing personalized perio care
from Dental Economics
Adhering to a periodontal protocol allows us to provide comprehensive perio care for most patients. The typical perio protocol has a flow chart with columns into which patients fall, depending on the severity of their disease. We are currently at the point, however, in which we can provide truly personalized perio care because we can now identify the specific perio pathogens that cause an individual patient's disease. Enhanced treatment outcomes and long-term disease stabilization are the norm when practicing this way. Identifying perio pathogens is not new. Culturing oral bacteria has been available for a long time, but the procedure is very technique sensitive and time consuming because live bacteria must be sent to a lab for testing.
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