Significance of root surface preparation in periodontal therapy

Ruben, Morris P.
January 1978
Quintessence International;Jan1978, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p57
Academic Journal
The article offers information on root surface preparation in periodontal therapy. The root surface is stated to provide an area of marked irregularity and porosity which favors the accumulation of bacterial plaque, debris and inflammatory exudates. A debrided root is stated to be the most favorable substrate for the apposition of cementoid. It is recommended that in periodontal therapy, the root surface should be debrided and polished as the surface can be inhibitory to plaque and debris attachment. Following debridement, the root surface is suggested to be mineralized.


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