Special Issue "Periodontal Therapy"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Hygiene, Periodontology and Peri-implant Diseases".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mario Aimetti

Periodontology Department, CIR Dental School, University of Torino, Italy
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Interests: periodontal therapy, non surgical periodontal therapy, osseous resective surgery, periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, implant surgery
Co-Guest Editor
Dr. Federica Romano

Department of Surgical Sciences, CIR Dental School, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
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Interests: dental hygiene, non surgical periodontal therapy, osseous resective surgery, periodontal regeneration,socket preservation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the years, a substantial amount of basic and clinical research has provided us with significant knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. In the last decade, a special emphasis has been focused on more patient-oriented interventional approaches that has moved periodontology towards less invasive procedures to reduce operative trauma whilst still achieving a satisfactory therapeutic result. Through the application and integration of advanced technologies the general dentist is actually able to adequately manage most periodontal patients. The non-surgical periodontal therapy combined with the application of biological agents has been proven effective in the regenerative therapy of intrabony defects. Many intrabony defects can be approached using very delicate surgical procedures with preservation of the interdental papilla and very short buccal/lingual flaps, limiting the indications for more invasive surgical techniques to a low percentage of bony defects. What has not changed is the importance of thorough mechanical debridement and optimal plaque control for successful non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy.

This Special Issue is interested in all aspects of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy tailored to individual’s needs through diagnosis and risk profiling. Particular emphasis will be given to minimally invasive treatment options. When and how do we perform non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy today?

Prof. Dr. Mario Aimetti
Dr. Federica Romano
Guest Editors

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  • Antimicrobials
  • Associations
  • Bad breath
  • Biological factors
  • Bone loss
  • Clinical performance
  • Complications
  • Debridement
  • Dental plaque
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Interventions
  • Intrabony defect
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Non-surgical periodontal therapy
  • Oral malodor
  • Oral hygiene
  • Osseous defects
  • Periodontal diseases
  • Periodontal pocket
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Periodontal regeneration
  • Periodontitis
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Surgical flaps
  • Supportive periodontal therapy
  • Systemic diseases
  • Tooth loss/Prevention and control

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An Overview of Different Interdental Cleaning Aids and Their Effectiveness
Dent. J. 2019, 7(2), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj7020056
Received: 17 March 2019 / Revised: 22 April 2019 / Accepted: 5 May 2019 / Published: 1 June 2019
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Optimisation of plaque control is essential for the success of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy. This cannot be achieved with brushing alone; hence, there is a need for adjunctive interdental cleaning aids. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of [...] Read more.
Optimisation of plaque control is essential for the success of non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy. This cannot be achieved with brushing alone; hence, there is a need for adjunctive interdental cleaning aids. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of different interdental cleaning aids and review the literature for consensus on their effectiveness. A literature search of articles in English, up to December 2018, was conducted in Pubmed. High-quality flossing is difficult to achieve, and ineffective routine use of floss may not confer significant benefits over brushing alone. Interdental brushes are more effective than brushing as a monotherapy. They are at least as good if not superior to floss in reducing plaque and gingivitis. Although they are effective for patients regardless of their periodontal status (healthy or active), they are especially indicated in periodontal patients where widened embrasures are common. Added benefits include ease of use, patient acceptance, and recontouring of interdental tissues. Rubberpiks do not demonstrate inferiority to conventional interdental brushes. Wooden interdental aids appear to offer no significant advantage over brushing with respect to plaque removal; they may, however, reduce gingival bleeding. Oral irrigators are a promising tool for reducing gingival inflammation, despite minimal changes to plaque levels. For cleaning around dental implants, oral irrigators and interdental brushes are preferred over floss. Full article
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