Periodontal dressings: should they be used in non-surgical cases?

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Periodontal dressings have been used following periodontal surgery this review looks at their use following non-surgical periodontal treatment and suggest that there may be some benefit . However, only 3 small studies were included so more high quality studies are needed to confirm these findings.

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Weak evidence finds no support for ‘Ante’s Law’


This critical summary of a review published by Lulic et al in 2007  has just been published under the auspicies of the American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry. For 80 years Ante’ law has influenced standard textbooks of prosthodontics.  It stated:- the total periodontal membrane area of the abutment teeth must equal or exceed [read the full story…]