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Dental Prophylaxis Summary

Description: Treatment for the prevention of periodontal diseases or other dental diseases by the cleaning of the teeth in the dental office using the procedures of DENTAL SCALING and DENTAL POLISHING. The treatment may include plaque detection, removal of supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus, application of caries-preventing agents, checking of restorations and prostheses and correcting overhanging margins and proximal contours of restorations, and checking for signs of food impaction.

Also Known As: Prophylaxis, Dental

Networked: 75 relevant articles (7 outcomes, 13 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Dental Prophylaxis is Relevant

  1. Gingivitis : 1 outcome 4 studies in 10 results
  2. Calculi (Calculus) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 19 results
  3. Chronic Periodontitis : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result
  4. Endocarditis : 1 outcome in 10 results
  5. Infection : 1 outcome in 6 results
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Drugs Related to Dental Prophylaxis

  1. Fluorides
  2. Dentifrices (Dentifrice)
  3. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  4. zinc chloride
  5. Calcium Carbonate (Limestone)
  6. Arginine (L-Arginine)
  7. Triclosan (pHisoHex)
  8. Tin Fluorides (Floran)
  9. Volatile Oils (Essential Oils)
  10. Cetylpyridinium (Cetylpyridinium Chloride)
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Therapies Related to Dental Prophylaxis

  1. Dental Scaling
  2. Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  3. Oral Hygiene (Dental Hygiene)
  4. Catheters
  5. Home Parenteral Nutrition
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