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Article: Volume 47 Number 10 Page 871 - November 2020

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  Dent Update 2020; 47: 871-876

Periodontics/Prevention:  The prevention of periodontitis

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Abstract: Prevention of periodontitis may be primary or secondary. This article summarizes the key steps involved, with a focus on oral hygiene practices, risk factor control, professional mechanical plaque removal and supportive periodontal therapy.

Clinical relevance: All dental professionals play a key role in the prevention of periodontitis.

Author notes: Reena Wadia, BDSHons(Lond), MJDF RCS(Eng), MClinDent(Perio), MPerio RCS(Edin), FHEA, Principal and Specialist Periodontist at RW Perio, London; Associate Specialist at King’s College Hospital University NHS Trust, London.

Objective: The reader should understand the latest guidance on the prevention of periodontitis.

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