Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
Indications, Limits and Clinical Protocols with the Adjunctive Use of Diode Laser

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25241/stomaeduj.2018.5(1).bookreview.4



Marisa Roncati

Periodontal disease is one of the most common affection of the oral cavity seen in daily practice. The goals of the periodontal therapy are to preserve, improve and maintain the natural dentition, dental implants, periodontium and peri-implant tissues in order to achieve health, aesthetics and function. The book “Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy” by Dr. Marisa Roncati shows how to manage and resolve inflammatory periodontal diseases and how to maintain stable results over time. This book has six chapters. It starts with the main goal in periodontal therapy, long-term clinical stability. Periodontal patient management is approached in chapter two presenting modus operandi, initial clinical phase, initial therapy, protocols, consequences of aggressive periodontal instrumentation, cause related therapy reevaluation. The most significant factor in achieving a satisfactory result and maintaining in the long term is the patients’ home care skills which are clearly presented in chapter three along with non-surgical periodontal instrumentation. There are descriptions of calculus detection, mechanical and ultrasonic therapy, step-by-step operating techniques, classification of manual instruments and correct movement types and clinical protocol in complex cases. Significant attention is paid to diode laser treatment in chapter four as an adjuvant to nonsurgical treatment giving details about indications, limits, and protocols. Considering that cases of peri-implantitis are increasing Dr. Roncati dedicates a whole chapter (5) to this affection, describing numerous protocols for dealing peri-implantitis and mucositis. The last chapter is dedicated to periodontal maintenance and strategies in dealing with clinical instability. This book provides in a clear and concise manner how to manage and resolve inflammatory periodontal diseases and how to maintain stable results over time. The book is exceptionally illustrated with more than 1.390 images that make it easier to understand. Every periodontist, young or experienced should read this book because it is a great educational tool, helping to master therapy protocols adapted to today’s technology.


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