March 05, 2007
Self-care for the rehabilitated mouth
Planning the disease control program
Part One: Get basic biofilm control measures down before the surgical, restorative, and prosthodontic treatment.
Part Two: During therapy adaptations are needed for applying techniques to temporary restorations. After a while regular appointments with the dental hygienst are needed for careful monitoring of the patient's gingiva.
Part Three: When therapy is over with, new self-care procedures are needed, special devices and techniques are selected and tried until it fits the patients exact needs.
Posted by adauti at March 5, 2007 05:15 PM
Contouring self-care procedures to fit a patient is an ongoing theme. Whether a simple prophy or the most complex rehabilitation patient, helping find what works for each individual is key. What a challenge!
Posted by: megganj at March 5, 2007 10:26 PM
This is good information about the need for monitoring and modifying approaches as changes occur. It keeps dental hygiene interesting because you have to be alert to the changes and respond with appropriate modifications.
Posted by: poissant at March 5, 2007 10:31 PM
I think breaking down and putting disease control in three steps is a good way to make sure you are getting everything done needed to reach a normal healthy mouth again. As a hygienist it is important to know the changes that occur and what steps to follow when trying to reach goals for each patient.
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