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The periodontium responds to the aggression of the bacterial dental biofilm through inflammation, the moment of evolution and of inflammatory extension in the periodontium support tissues, marking the transformation of the gingivitis and superficial chronically marginal periodontitis into deep chronically marginal periodontitis.
The patient has suffered from an occlusion trauma due to fitting in unadjusted prosthesis that have overcharged the pillar teeth and caused damage to the superficial and deep periodontium (Fig.
The above mentioned treatment methods have good success rate in the presence of a weakened periodontium.
Systemic health is often associated with the condition of the oral cavity, in that many systemic diseases manifest in the mouth; however, less is known about the connection between a diseased periodontium and the impact it may have on systemic health.
The complications presented by teeth with short clinical crowns demand a comprehensive treatment plan and proper sequencing of therapy to achieve function and aesthetics without compromising the periodontium.
distinguished service professor and chairman in the Department of Periodontics and Endodontics and director of the Center for Dental Studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, this guide takes a comprehensive approach to the regeneration (new bone, cementum and periodontal ligament) of the periodontal attachment apparatus as well as the soft tissues of the periodontium.
Infected and inflamed periodontium can act as a focus for systemic infection in someone with neutropenic cancer.
Paediatric Dentists, Orthodontists, Oral Surgeons, and Restorative Dentists should all contribute to the comprehensive planning for the patient with the aim of achieving a tooth with functioning periodontium, good gingival margins and an aesthetically pleasing outcome for the patient.
All the mineralized and non mineralized components must be restored to their original position and architecture for regeneration of the periodontium to occur.
of Oslo, Norway) presents a summarization of the biology of the endodontium and the apical periodontium, and the etiology and pathogenesis of endodontic diseases.
Unfortunately, much of the destruction seen in periodontal disease is caused when an exaggerated response by some of the immune cells leads to production of enzymes and cytokines that can destroy connective tissues of the periodontium.
Cochran added, "Notably, AC-100 stimulates the biological events that take place during the natural development of the periodontal tissues and offers the potential to be a periodontal therapy that can simultaneously stimulate the regeneration of all the components of the periodontium -- bone, cementum and ligaments, leading to a healthier and stronger tooth structure.