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J Periodontol. 2003 Sep;74(9):1395-401.

Position paper: periodontal maintenance.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the role of periodontal maintenance procedures in the treatment of periodontal diseases. Reliance on this position paper in patient management will not guarantee a successful outcome, as periodontal diseases typically involve complex causes and symptoms. Ultimately, decisions regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disease, as well as subsequent preventive therapy, must be made by the treating practitioner based on specific circumstances presented by the patient.

PMID:
14584877
DOI:
10.1902/jop.2003.74.9.1395
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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