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Treatment Questions

The specific treatment for periodontal disease depends on how advanced the disease is. A willing patient and client who is able to provide home care are important considerations in creating a therapy plan. In the early stages, treatment is focused on controlling plaque and preventing attachment loss. This is achieved by daily brushing with animal-safe toothpaste, professional cleansing, polishing, and the prescribed application of fluoride.

In stage 2 or 3, the treatment involves the cleansing of the space between the gums and teeth and the application of antibiotic gel to rejuvenate periodontal tissues and decrease the size of the space. In the more advanced stages, tooth extraction, bone replacement procedures, periodontal splinting, and guided tissue regeneration may become necessary.

All recommended interventions and treatment plans resulting from OraStrip QuickCheck Canine scores should be consistent with current best clinical practices such as those recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

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