Treatment of plaque-induced gingivitis, chronic periodontitis, and other clinical conditions

J Periodontol. 2001 Dec;72(12):1790-800. doi: 10.1902/jop.2001.72.12.1790.


The inflammatory components of plaque induced gingivitis and chronic periodontitis can be managed effectively for the majority of patients with a plaque control program and non-surgical and/or surgical root debridement coupled with continued periodontal maintenance procedures. Some patients may need additional therapeutic procedures. All of the therapeutic modalities reviewed in this position paper may be utilized by the clinician at various times over the long-term management of the patient's periodontal condition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Administration, Topical
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dental Plaque / complications*
  • Dental Scaling
  • Gingival Overgrowth / surgery
  • Gingivitis / etiology*
  • Gingivitis / therapy*
  • Gingivitis, Necrotizing Ulcerative / therapy
  • Humans
  • Occlusal Adjustment
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Periodontitis / etiology*
  • Periodontitis / therapy*
  • Subgingival Curettage


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents