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1

define periodontal maintenance

continuing care to help periodontitis patient maintain periodontal health following the completion of nonsurgical/surgical therapy

2

is it appropriate to use the term periodontal maintenance on patients who are health or being treated for gingivitis?

no

3

what is the goal of periodontal maintenance

to prevent a recurrence of perio disease

4

objectives of perio maintenance

-control inflammation by controlling etiologic factors
-preserve attachment levels
-maintain alveolar bone levels

5

what is the overall expected outcome of a perio patient

maintain the dentition throughout the life of the patient