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Periodontal Debridement

"Periodontal Debridement" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Removal or disruption of DENTAL DEPOSITS and plaque-retentive DENTAL CALCULUS from tooth surfaces and within the periodontal pocket space without deliberate removal of CEMENTUM as done in ROOT PLANING and often in DENTAL SCALING. The goal is to conserve dental cementum to help maintain or re-establish healthy periodontal environment and eliminate PERIODONTITIS by using light instrumentation strokes and nonsurgical techniques (e.g., ultrasonic, laser instruments).


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Periodontal Debridement" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Periodontal Debridement" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2012
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