Management of periodontal disease in general dental practice

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This paper reviews the important parameters deemed useful in the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease in general dental practice. We aim to highlight the importance of these when making a diagnosis and the necessary treatment undertaken in general dental practice before considering referral to specialist services. We also provide guidelines to assist the referral of patients for periodontal treatment in specialist care settings. Clinical Relevance: This paper provides the knowledge base to facilitate correct management of periodontal disease in dental practice.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-323
Number of pages14
JournalDental Update
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010