Supportive Periodontal Care: Creating A System of Maintenance for Your Patients


27 January 2021
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM UTC +08:00


Supportive periodontal care is aimed at maintaining periodontal stability in all treated periodontitis patients combining preventive and therapeutic interventions defined in the first and second steps of therapy, depending on the gingival and periodontal status of the patient’s dentition. This step should be rendered at regular intervals according to the patient’s needs and in any of these recall visits, any patient may need re-treatment if recurrent disease is detected, and in these situations, a proper diagnosis and treatment plan should be reinstituted. In addition, compliance with the recommended oral hygiene regimens and healthy lifestyles are part of supportive periodontal care.