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Periodontology at a Glance

Periodontology at a Glance

Valerie Clerehugh, Aradhna Tugnait, Robert J. Genco

ISBN: 978-1-118-69133-5 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 104 Pages




Periodontology at a Glance
Valerie Clerehugh, Aradhna Tugnait and Robert J. Genco

Periodontology at a Glance adds another dentistry title to this popular series. It provides readers with an easy-to-use tool to assimilate the key information about periodontics by illustrating each topic with a double-page spread that encapsulates essential knowledge.??Clear diagrams and clinical pictures are accompanied by succinct text, providing a highly visual format to facilitate ease of learning. Suggestions for further reading are provided selectively where appropriate, and the authors present a useful distillation of the salient research literature.

Structured over 43 topics, Periodontology at a Glance covers:

  • Anatomy of the periodontium
  • Aetiology, diagnosis and classification of periodontal diseases
  • Surgical and non-surgical therapies
  • Patient management
  • Risk factors, including systemic disease

Periodontology at a Glance provides a brief but comprehensive overview of periodontology. It will be a popular and useful resource for dentistry students, qualified dentists seeking a refresher, and other dental professionals.

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Preface vii

Acknowledgements and dedications ix

1 Anatomy of the periodontium 2

2 Classification of periodontal diseases 4

3 Periodontal epidemiology 6

4 Role of plaque in the aetiology of periodontal diseases 8

5 Plaque microbiology 10

6 Calculus 12

7 Host defences 14

8 Development of periodontal diseases 16

9 Progression of periodontal diseases 18

10 Risk and periodontal diseases 20

11 Systemic risk factors for periodontal diseases 22

12 Periodontal diseases and general health 24

13 Diet and periodontal diseases 26

14 Local risk factors for periodontal diseases 28

15 Occlusion and periodontal diseases 30

16 Periodontal history, examination and diagnosis 32

17 Periodontal screening 34

18 Role of radiographs in periodontal diagnosis 36

19 Principles of periodontal diagnosis and treatment planning 38

20 Plaque control and non-surgical periodontal therapy 40

21 Patient communication in dental care 42

22 Periodontal tissue response, healing and monitoring 44

23 Role of antimicrobial therapy in periodontal diseases 46

24 Periodontal surgery 48

25 Types of periodontal surgery 50

26 Regenerative periodontal therapy 52

27 Bone defects and furcation lesions 54

28 Dental implants and peri-implantology 56

29 Periodontic–orthodontic interface 58

30 Plaque-induced gingivitis 60

31 Non-plaque-induced gingival conditions and lesions 62

32 Gingival recession 64

33 Gingival overgrowth 66

34 Chronic periodontitis 68

35 Aggressive periodontitis 70

36 Periodontal management of patients who smoke 72

37 Periodontal management of patients with diabetes 74

38 Necrotising periodontal diseases 76

39 Periodontal abscess and periodontic–endodontic lesions 78

40 Periodontal diseases in children and adolescents 80

41 Periodontal management of the older adult 82

42 Team working in dental care 84

43 The decision to treat or refer periodontal patients 86

Appendix: References and further reading 88

Index 91

  • Focuses on “need to know” aspects of the subject
  • Illustrated with full colour clinical photographs and drawings
  • Double-page spreads facilitate easy learning and recall of information
  • Reflects trans-atlantic perspectives