A big part of identifying and ultimately treating periodontitis is explaining to patients just how serious the implications can be, not only for their oral health, but also for their overall health. Here are some key talking points.
Depending on a patient’s oral health, preventive care requires different strategies and treatments. The three levels of prevention – primary, secondary and tertiary – consider the role that age, genetics, social, economic and environmental factors play in caries risk.
Given our still-developing understanding of the coronavirus, it is clear changes to our daily life are here to stay. What we are experiencing is “the new normal.” For practices and patients to thrive, we must learn to accept and adapt.