Day: Jun 17, 2020

Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE)

The AAP recommends an annual comprehesive periodontal evaluation, or CPE, to assess your periodontal health and identify conditions such as periodontal disease that may need additional treatment. What is a comprehensive periodontal evaluation? In 2011, the American Academy of Periodontology published the Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement, which recommends that all adults receive an annual comprehensive … Continue reading Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluation (CPE)

Dental Glossary

A AbfractionWear, or notching, at the neck of a tooth at or below the gum line. Often sensitive and often accompanied by gum recession that is thought to be caused by excessive clenching or grinding. AbrasionLoss of tooth structure caused by a hard toothbrush, poor brushing technique, or bruxism (grinding or clenching the teeth). AbscessA … Continue reading Dental Glossary