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Non surgical Periodontal Therapy

Author(s): Rajababu P | Harinath Reddy S | Satyanarayana D | Sunil Kumar P

Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Advancements
ISSN 2229-5038

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 16;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Gingivitis | Periodontitis | Non-surgical periodontal therapy

Periodontal disease is the number one chronic infectious disease in the world. It is the leading cause of tooth loss, and begins as painless infection in the gums that is caused by buildup of bacterial plaque. The treatment modalities that exist for the treatment of gingivitis and Periodontitis depends on the extent and severity, but the primary objective is to restore the gingival health by removing the local factors viz plaque, calculus etc. that provoke inflammation. Non- surgical periodontal therapy or NSPT is one of the management of gingival infection with scaling, root planning, antibiotics and other non surgical means.
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