This practical text guides general dentists and periodontists in the use of deep scaling and root planing for the treatment of periodontal disease. It demonstrates how the results of these techniques depend on the etiology of each periodontal case, so that their selection as the treatment of choice will be based on sound prognoses. It also analyzes and relates scaling and planing instrument designs to their uses-the broadest such review available in the literature. And it offers, for the first time ever, detailed diagrams that suggest choice of instrument and direction of use in shallow and deep pockets.
160pp: 293 illus (293 in color)