PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 4     4. June 2009
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 1 (2004), No. 2  (07.07.2004)

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Diagnosis, Treatment and Maintenance of a Heavy Smoking Patient with Chronic Periodontitis - a Case Presentation
Kandylaki, Maria/Lang, Niklaus P.
This case presentation illustrates the systematic treatment and follow-up of a 55-year-old heavy smoker with advanced chronic periodontitis. The goal of the treatment was to arrest the progression of periodontitis and the restitute of normal function by reconstructing the occlusion. After the initial phase of treatment a surgical phase with hemisections and extractions of teeth was performed. The fixed prosthetic rehabilitation of the case was implemented without the use of dental implants. Patient follow-up was documented for two years after completion of therapy.

Keywords: chronic periodontitis, furcation treatment, smoking, maintenance