Though we have made great strides towards the understanding of periodontitis in general, the bitter truth is that we have not hit the target on the true nature of etiopathogenesis - Jasmeen Sohal


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Periodontists: Evolving but still saving teeth

"Recently, there has been speculation about a change in the mindset of periodontists – one that could have a major impact on patient care and treatment outcomes. Some have implied that today’s periodontists are forgoing traditional periodontal therapy that aims to preserve natural dentition in favor of extracting diseased teeth and replacing them with dental implants.

Most periodontists would agree that a paradigm shift is occurring, but not one that discourages traditional periodontal treatment. Instead, the specialty has turned its focus to the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its impact on other systems of the body. As a result of this changing thought process…

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