Scaling and Root Planing Remain Key to Successful Periodontal Therapy
High-quality instrumentation, effective self-care, appropriate reevaluations, and additional therapy are key to a successful periodontal treatment regimen.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the roles of subgingival calculus and biofilm in persistent periodontal inflammation.
- Discuss limitations to traditional blind scaling and root planing (SRP).
- Identify determination criteria and approaches to therapy for sites that fail to adequately respond to traditional blind SRP.
This course was issued in September 2021 and expires September 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.