Antibiotics and Antiseptics in Periodontal Therapy

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9783642132100: Antibiotics and Antiseptics in Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal diseases are the major cause of tooth mortality in many industrialized countries and most developing nations. The significance of microorganisms in the development of virtually all types of periodontal disease is indisputable. This book is an encyclopedic collection of data from scientific papers and textbooks that form a sound basis for a thorough understanding of the antibiotics and antiseptics used in periodontal therapy. The prophylactic, systemic, and topical uses of antibiotics are discussed in detail, identifying the indications, advantages, disadvantages, and efficacy of each approach and regimen. The use of antiseptics is also carefully examined, with particular attention to the merits of different delivery methods and oral hygiene agents. The closing chapter addresses the role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, dental hygienists, dental practitioners, and other associated professionals.

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Destructive periodontal diseases are the major cause of tooth mortality in many industrialized countries and most developing nations. The significance of microorganisms in the development of virtually all types of periodontal disease is indisputable. Accordingly, antimicrobial therapy in the form of antibiotics and antiseptics plays a key role in disease management.

This book is an encyclopedic collection of data from scientific papers and textbooks that form a sound basis for a thorough understanding of the antibiotics and antiseptics used in periodontal therapy. After an introductory chapter on dental plaque as a microbial film, the various pathogens that may be responsible for periodontal disease are examined. The prophylactic, systemic, and topical uses of antibiotics are then discussed in detail. Careful attention is paid to the indications, advantages, disadvantages, and efficacy of each approach and regimen. Further chapters are devoted to the use of antiseptics, including the merits of different delivery methods and oral hygiene agents, and the role of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Throughout the focus is on fostering understanding through knowledge. This book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate dental students, dental hygienists, dental practitioners, and other associated professionals.

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Dr. Dumitrescu is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine University of Tromsø, Norway. She received her Philosophiate Doctor in Medical Sciences degree in 1997 at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” in Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Dumitrescu also engaged in postdoctoral studies at the Institute of Odontology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and the University of Bristol, in Bristol, England. She has won the Special Jury Prix JPIO (Journal de Parodontologie & D’Implantologie Orale) at the SFPIO (Société Francaise de Parodontologie et d’Implantologie Orale) National Congress Bordeaux, France 16-18.06.2005 for the study “Analysis of pain experienced during periodontal probing in smokers” She is a member of the Romanian College of Dentists and the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology.

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