Periodontics: Oral Health and Wellness I. Understanding Periodontal Health, Recognizing Disease States and Choices in Treatment Strategies
Course Number: 50
Antiseptics, delivered via rinsing and irrigation, have been shown to be effective in controlling gingivitis, but not periodontitis. The agents generally are not retained at the site long enough for their antimicrobial effect to provide a measurable benefit to pocket depth and/or attachment levels.