Gingival Curettage for the Management of Chronic Periodontitis: A Case Report


Background: The current therapy for periodontitis entails periodontal debridement, which involves the removal or disruption of bacterial plaque, its byproducts and retained calculus deposits from the coronal surfaces, root surfaces and the tissue walls of the periodontal pocket. Gingival curettage was designed to promote new connective tissue attachment to root surfaces by removing the pocket lining and junctional epithelium with a curette.

Objective: This case report discusses the gingival curettage for periodontitis treatment on upper right posterior of a 25-year-old female patient with a chief complaint of occasional bleeding while brushing the teeth.

Case Report: Intraoral examination showed bleeding on probing and 4-mm periodontal pocket on the upper right posterior. Periapical radiographic examination of the upper right posterior displayed alveolar crest reduction.

Conclusion: The accomplishment of the treatment was proven by gingival curettage after the second visit.

Keywords: chronic periodontitis, curettage, periodontal regeneration

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