Access flap procedures or subgingival debridement for periodontitis?

Periodontal disease

This review comparing access flaps (AF) and subgingival debridement in achieving probing depth (PD) reduction in patients with periodontitis included 18 studies reported in 36 publications. While the results demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in PD reduction between AF and subgingival debridement this may not be clinically important.

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Periodontal treatment using air polishing had good patient perception


This review focused on patients perception of air polishing for periodontal treatment. Nine studies involving 291 patients were identified suggesting that polishing with powders consisting of glycine seems to be associated with less discomfort during non-surgical periodontal therapy, that is supra- and subgingival air polishing.

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