Carranza's Clinical Periodontology

The most definitive and widely used periodontology text for both the classroom and clinical practice, Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, 12th Edition includes the most current periodontal information - from basic science and fundamental procedures to the latest advanced techniques in reconstructive, esthetic, and implant therapy. Written by leading experts Michael Newman, Henry Takei, Perry Klokkevold, and Fermin Carranza, along with a pool of international contributors, this text not only shows how to perform periodontal procedures, it describes how to best manage the outcomes and explains the evidence supporting each treatment. Covering all the information found on the National Board Exams in the US, this edition is a perfect choice for dental education programs and students. The Expert Consult website includes the entire, fully searchable contents of the ebook, as well as a wealth of resources including a periodontal pathology atlas, videos, animations, case reports, PowerPoints, and more.

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Hardbound, 904 Pages

Published: June 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-18824-1


  • Introduction - The Historical Background of Periodontology

    Part 1: Biologic Basis of Periodontology
    Section 1 - Normal Periodontium
    1. Anatomy of the periodontium
    2. Aging and the periodontium

    Section 2 - Classification and Epidemiology of Periodontal Diseases
    3. Classification of diseases and conditions affecting the periodontium
    4. Fundamentals in the methods of periodontal disease epidemiology

    Section 3 - Etiology of Periodontal Diseases
    5. Periodontal pathogenesis
    6. Genetic susceptibility to periodontal disease
    7. The role of dental calculus and other local predisposing factors
    8. Biofilm and periodontal microbiology
    9. Molecular biology of the host-microbe interactions in periodontal diseases
    10. Smoking and periodontal disease

    Section 4 - Relationship between Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health
    11. Influence of systemic conditions on the periodontium
    12. Impact of periodontal infection on systemic health

    Section 5 - Gingival Pathology
    13. Defense mechanisms of the gingiva
    14. Gingival inflammation
    15. Clinical features of gingivitis
    16. Gingival enlargement
    17. Acute gingival infections
    18. Gingival disease in childhood
    19. Desquamative gingivitis

    Section 6 - Periodontal Pathology
    20. The periodontal pocket
    21. Bone loss and patterns of bone destruction
    22. Periodontal response to external forces
    23. Chronic periodontitis
    24. Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis
    25. Aggressive periodontitis
    26. Pathology and management of periodontal problems in patients with HIV infection
    28. Sleep-disordered breathing

    Part 2: Clinical Periodontics
    Section 1 - Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment Plan
    29. Clinical diagnosis
    30. Levels of clinical significance
    31. Radiographic aids in the diagnosis of periodontal disease
    32. Clinical risk assessment
    33. Determination of prognosis
    34. Rationale for periodontal treatment
    35. The treatment plan

    Section 2 - Management of Patients with Special Needs
    36. Conscious sedation
    37. Periodontal treatment of medically compromised patients
    38. Periodontal therapy in the female patient
    39. Periodontal treatment for older adults
    40. Treatment of aggressive and atypical forms of periodontitis

    Section 3 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Emergencies
    41. Acute gingival disease
    42. Treatment of periodontal abscess
    43. Diagnosis and management of endodontic-periodontic lesions

    Section 4 - Non-surgical Treatment
    44. Phase I: Periodontal therapy
    45. Plaque biofilm control for the periodontal patient
    46. Scaling and root planing
    47. Sonic and ultrasonic instrumentation and irrigation
    48. Anti-infective therapy
    49. Host modulation
    50. Occlusal evaluation and therapy
    51. Adjunctive role of orthodontic therapy
    51 SUPPLEMENT A. Pathologic tooth migration: A case report (online-only)
    52. Breathe malodor

    Section 5 - Surgical Treatment
    53. Phase II: Periodontal therapy
    54. Surgical anatomy of periodontal and implant areas
    55. General principles of periodontal surgery
    56. Gingival surgical techniques
    57. The periodontal flap
    58. Treatment of gingival enlargement
    59. The flap technique for pocket therapy
    60. Resective osseous surgery
    61. Periodontal regeneration and reconstructive surgery
    62. Furcation involvement and treatment
    63. Periodontal plastic and esthetic surgery
    64. Periodontal microsurgery
    65. Recent advances in surgical therapy: Lasers in periodontal therapy

    Section 6 - Periodontal-Restorative Interrelationships
    66. Preparation of the periodontium for restorative dentistry
    67. Restorative interrelationships
    68. Multidisciplinary approach to dental and periodontal problems

    Section 7 - Supportive Treatment and Results of Treatment
    69. Supportive periodontal treatment
    70. Results of periodontal treatment

    Part 3: Oral Implantology
    Section 1 - Biology, Diagnosis, Biomechanics, and Treatment Plan
    71. Periimplant anatomy, biology and function
    72. Clinical evaluation of the implant patient
    73. Diagnostic imaging for the implant patient
    74. Biomechanics, prosthetic considerations, and treatment planning

    Section 2 - Surgical Procedures
    75. Basic implant surgical procedures
    76. Localized bone augmentation and implant site development
    77. Advanced implant surgical procedures
    78. Esthetic management of difficult cases (minimally invasive approach)
    79. Technologic advances in implant surgery: Dental implant microsurgery - immediate
    80. Technologic advances in implant surgurgery: Piezoelectric bone surgery
    81. Technologic advances in implant surgery: Computer-assisted surgery

    Section 3 - Complications
    82. Implant-related complications and failures

    Section 4 - Supportive Care and Results of Implant Treatment
    83. Supportive implant treatment
    84. Results of implant treatment

    Part 4: Supplementary Topics (Online-Only)
    85. Atlas of periodontal diseases
    86. Introduction to evidence-based decision-making
    87. Assessing the evidence
    88, Electronic dental records and decision support systems
    89. Locally delivered, controlled-release antimicrobials
    90. Locally delivered, controlled-release antimicrobials: Drug development and clinical research


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