Trends in surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatment.

  title={Trends in surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatment.},
  author={Connie Hastings Drisko},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={131 Suppl},
BACKGROUND New research is demonstrating that a person's total health is indeed related to his or her oral health. Elimination of all oral infections, including gingivitis and periodontis, is important to overall health. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS This article reviews recent evidence on the systemic and oral connection and discusses these findings as they relate to patient care. The article examines trends in nonsurgical and surgical therapy that will successfully arrest periodontal infections… CONTINUE READING