Periodontics Revisited, 1st Edition


Shalu Bathla


This book provides invaluable, practical insights into the science and practice of modern periodontology. Practitioners will be more prepared to interact with other specialties of dentistry and offer the highest level of care with the best evidence-based procedures available to them. The book is divided into eleven broad sections. The topics discussed in these sections include normal periodontium, classification and epidemiology, etiology, pathology of gingival and periodontal diseases, diagnosis, treatment, interdisciplinary approach, implantology, advances, maintenance phase, and miscellaneous. These topics are elaborated in a detailed study of gingiva, periodontal ligament, cementum, alveolar bone, epidemiology of gingival and periodontal diseases, dental calculus and other contributing factors, and genetic basis of periodontal diseases. Other topics discussed include defense mechanisms of gingiva, soft and hard tissue lesions with periodontal relevance, bone defects, AIDS and periodontium, and female sex hormones and periodontium. The book concludes with topics such as photodynamic therapy, gene therapy, nanotechnology, minimally invasive surgery, periodontal vaccine, and supportive periodontal therapy.

ISBN: 978-93-5025-367-0

Published Date: 2011

Page Count: 566 , File Size: 15 Mb

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