General considerations in the treatment of periodontal disease: infection control, medications, and wound healing.

Current opinion in dentistry

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Cattabriga M, Di Murro C, Paolantonio M. General considerations in the treatment of periodontal disease: infection control, medications, and wound healing. Curr Opin Dent. 1991;1(1):66-73.
Although it is difficult to accurately predict the results of periodontal therapy, it may be possible to improve the success of therapy if the patient is considered from an immunologic, microbiologic, social, and behavioral point of view, as a heterogenous entity. The success or failure of a particular treatment can be related to the host's personal response to a therapeutic procedure rather than to the technique used.