Presence of Plaque Biofilm on the Teeth
1. The presence of plaque biofilm on the teeth should be noted in the comprehensive periodontal evaluation
, as these fields contain living periodontal pathogens that can cause as gingivitis
2. Plaque biofilm on deposits which can be identified with a disclosure dyes or by moving the tip explorer or periodontal probe along the surface of the tooth, adjacent to the gingival margin.
3. There are many ways to record the presence of plaque biofilm, but in most dental offices to record the results of plaque biofilm assessment in the percentage of the surface of the teeth from plaque biofilm obviously the gingival margin. A useful formula for writing plaque biofilm percentage is displayed in the 19-2.
a. Note that when using the calculation shown in the field 19-2, memorial plaque biofilm a score of 90% indicates that 90% of the total available surface of the teeth have plaque biofilm on the gingival margin.
B. One goal of therapy should be for the patient to learn and perform plaque biofilm control measures that will allow the plaque biofilm to score as close to 0%as possible (or, at least, to increase the percentage of the surface of the teeth from plaque biofilm as low as possible).
4. As discussed earlier in this book, bacterial plaque biofilm is the main etiological factor as gingivitis and periodontitis. Identification and dissemination of plaque biofilm on the teeth is very important information for planning appropriate treatment and patient education.