Suggested Guidelines for Periodontal Treatment
In order to promote a high standard of care, these guidelines were created with the approval of members of the Dental Advisory Board and in association with a number of periodontists. Please keep in mind that the Owner/Dr has the clinical authority to oversee all aspects of dental treatment in the office, thus individual office guidelines may vary slightly.
*Initial Periodontal Maintenance (IPE) 45 min, 12 mouth SRP 45 min and Periodontal Maintenance 45 min.
|Case Type||Description||Step 1 Treatment||Step 2 Perio Ref?||Step 3 Continuing Care|
|Healthy|| || ||No|| |
|Type I Gingivitis|| || ||No|| |
|Type II Early Periodontitis No Risk Factors*|| || ||Possible|| |
|Type II Early Periodontitis Some Risk Factors*|| || ||Possible|| |
|Type III Moderate Periodontitis|| || ||Yes|| |
|Type IV Advanced Periodontitis|| || ||Yes|| |
* Risk factors include, but are not limited to: Tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, some medications and previous periodontal therapy