Periodontics book cover


The new edition of this now classic book, Periodontics, continues to provide readers with the essential information required to ensure a firm understanding of the subject of periodontology from both a basic science and clinical perspective. Authored by experts of international renown, this book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate dental students as well as practitioners with an interest in oral medicine.

Dental students - both undergraduate and post-graduate - and practitioners with an interest in oral healthcare


Published: January 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4406-9


  • 1. The periodontal tissues
    2. The oral environment in health and disease
    3. Host-parasite interaction
    4. The aetiology of periodontal disease
    5. Mechanisms of disease production
    6. The effect of systemic factors on the periodontal tissues
    7. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    8. The natural history of periodontal disease
    9. Classification of periodontal diseases
    10. Epidemiology of periodontal disease - the size of the problem
    11. Prevention of periodontal disease
    12. Clinical features of chronic periodontal disease
    13. Diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan
    14. Diagnosis tests of periodontal disease activity
    15. Basic treatment of chronic gingivitis and periodontitis
    16. The use of antiseptics, enzymes and oxygenating agents as adjuncts in supragingival plaque control
    17. The possible use of antibiotics as adjuncts in the treatment of chronic periodontitis
    18. Antibiotic prophylaxis for susceptible patients undergoing periodontal treatment
    19. Surgical periodontal treatment
    20. Management of bone defects and furcation involvement
    21. Mucogingival problems and their treatment
    22. The periodontal abscess
    23. Early onset periodontitis (juvenile periodontitis/ aggressive periodontitis)
    24. Acute and infectious lesions of the gingiva
    25. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
    26. Epulides and tumours of the gingivae and oral mucosa
    27. Occlusion
    28. Spinting
    29. Dental implants and peri-implantology
    30. The relationship between periodontal and restorative treatment


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