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Navigating the Therapeutic Maze: Addressing the Limitations of Current Therapeutics in Dental Hygiene

Oct 02, 2023



Oct 2, 2023 08:00 PM in EST

Periodontal disease is the result of the body’s reaction to the development of dysbiotic biofilm. Scaling and root planning is the gold standard for periodontal disease treatment and thorough debridement is necessary for arresting the disease process. Although the primary cause is live, destructive biofilm, clinicians spend much of the treatment efforts removing the hard deposits off root surfaces. However, not addressing the active, live biofilm embedded in the root structure and diseased soft tissue leaves the active cause of the disease behind. What we leave behind may be more important than what we remove.

Let’s explore what may be left behind after our initial efforts. We’ll discuss the current modalities we have for disrupting biofilm and their limitations. Also, PerioDT, a topical agent effective at removing biofilm will be introduced.

During this presentation we will:

  1. Discuss the importance of thorough debridement, including the removal of biofilm during non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  2. Review current modalities of biofilm disruption and their limitations.
  3. Investigate PerioDT as an option for biofilm removal.
  4. Evaluate current research indicating the benefits of PerioDT’s formula for use during non-surgical Periodontal therapy.