Surgical and nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Learned and unlearned concepts.

@article{HeitzMayfield2013SurgicalAN,
  title={Surgical and nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Learned and unlearned concepts.},
  author={Lisa J A Heitz-Mayfield and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Periodontology 2000},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={218-31}
}
This review aims to highlight concepts relating to nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy, which have been learned and unlearned over the past few decades. A number of treatment procedures, such as gingival curettage and aggressive removal of contaminated root cementum, have been unlearned. Advances in technology have resulted in the introduction of a range of new methods for use in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, including machine-driven instruments, lasers, antimicrobial photodynamic… CONTINUE READING