International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Narrative Review | Dentistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10


Supportive Periodontal Therapy: A Review

Dr. Karthik Dhinoja


Abstract: Supportive Periodontal Therapy (SPT) is a critical aspect of long-term periodontal management, aimed at maintaining the health and stability of periodontal tissues following initial therapy. This review article comprehensively explores the principles, significance, and evolving approaches in Supportive Periodontal Therapy. Emphasizing the necessity of ongoing patient education, motivation, and collaboration between dental professionals and patients, the article delves into the various components of SPT, including regular clinical assessments, professional prophylaxis, and reinforcement of oral hygiene practices. Current literature on risk assessment, personalized treatment plans, and the integration of technological advancements in periodontal maintenance are critically examined. The article also addresses the impact of systemic factors, such as smoking and systemic diseases, on the outcomes of SPT. Emerging trends in periodontal maintenance, such as tele-dentistry and patient-centered care models, are explored to shed light on the future of supportive periodontal therapy. By synthesizing evidence-based practices and contemporary perspectives, this review aims to guide clinicians in optimizing the effectiveness of Supportive Periodontal Therapy, ultimately contributing to the long-term success of periodontal treatment and the overall well-being of patients.


Keywords: Periodontal Maintenance, Supportive Periodontal Therapy, Long-term Periodontal Care, Periodontal Recall


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 1718 - 1723


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