Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient
Lia, Jessie, and Holly attended Dr Micheal Smith's presentation "Assessment and Maintenance of the Periodontal Patient" on Friday night. It was a great evening lecture covering when to refer a periodontal patient to a specialist and case selection relating to dental implants. It was great to hear that some of the key health factors such as gum disease and diabetes don't necessarily mean that a patient can't opt for an implant to be placed- as usual it comes back to disease stabilisation and active maintenance with a periodontist/dentist/hygienist to mitigate the risks these diseases present to implant placement.
Take home message for patients- Gingival bleeding equals active disease.... If you have ...