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Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss, are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment, according to new guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week released statistics on the high prevalence of dental caries (cavities) among U.S. adults, and the numbers are sobering.
The American Dental Association (ADA) this week released Action for Dental Health Year Two: A Progress Report, which outlines the initiatives, goals and progress to date of the association’s nationwide, community-based movement to improve the nation’s oral health, especially people who lack adequate access to regular dental care.