Periodontitis is a common disease involving supportive structures of the teeth in all groups, ethnicities, races and both genders. Targeting to periodontal pocket has made an important contribution to treat periodontitis, but has yet to fully achieve its potential for better treating the periodontal diseases. This review highlights the stages of diseases, etiology and different forms of periodontal diseases for better understanding. This article then proceeds to cover the periodontal probes, systemic medications and local therapy. Additionally, we focus on the recent advancements of local drug delivery for treating periodontal diseases.
Keywords: Periodontitis, teeth, periodontal probes, systemic medication, local therapy, drug delivery, Periodontal disease, gingivitis, Prepubertal Periodontitis, Juvenile Periodontitis
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Published on: 01 March, 2012
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