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Communicative and Psychologic Management Protocol for Aggressive Periodontitis

Vini Rajeev, Rajeev Arunachalam

Citation Information : Rajeev V, Arunachalam R. Communicative and Psychologic Management Protocol for Aggressive Periodontitis. World J Dent 2017; 8 (1):67-70.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1413

Published Online: 01-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Wakefulness about periodontal disease as of today is more than ever before. In spite of advancements in periodontal therapy, limitations do occur. Aggressive periodontitis being the most intricate as the etiopathogenesis is not clearly understood. Effective management of the disease is challenging during the advanced stages of the disease, and with the current therapeutic choices, it seems to be rather incomplete. Coping the patient to the situation is perhaps the least acknowledged and the most undervalued aspect in generalized aggressive periodontitis. As depression/stress influences the immune system and also alters the behavioral habits, it is extremely important to psychologically prepare the patient. Referral to appropriate professional for assistance and counselling should be included in the protocol for periodontal management. Adjustment, adaptation, and confrontation strategies need to be overlooked when preparing the patient. The quality of dentist—patient communication is a key determining factor in patient satisfaction, participation, and compliance with therapeutic planning. This paper aims to think through ways in which communication and incorporation of counselling as part of treatment protocol could improve the experience for the patient and allow better treatment by the team. Henceforth, psychotherapy promotes active participation of the patient rather than a passive receiver of the therapy.

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Arunachalam R, Rajeev V. Communicative and Psychologic Management Protocol for Aggressive Periodontitis. World J Dent 2017;8(1):67-70.

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