Case of the week: Appreciating the value of non-surgical periodontal therapy❗️ 💢This patient came in seeking orthodontic therapy to close her diastemas, but was referred to a periodontist due to her severe periodontal condition. 💢The patient is only 17 years old, but has suffered from severe bone loss, attachment loss and the sequelae of gingival recession, cold sensitivity and pathological tooth migration. 💢A saliva sample was taken & revealed above threshold levels of all red and orange complex bacteria, as well as A.A. which has been associated with aggressive periodontitis. 💢Patient was treated only non-surgically with scaling/root planing, systemic antibiotics and chlorhexidine mouthrinse. 7 month post op & we can see she has been maintained, inflammation and deep probing depths have been eliminated, sensitivity has reduced & her central diastema has naturally closed!
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