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Periodontal Treatment – When is the Right Time to Treat?

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Seven out of ten Canadians will develop periodontal disease at some point in their lives. If untreated, periodontitis can become a significant problem. But at what point should a General Dentist make a referral to a Periodontist? And what can they do within their own office to prevent this condition from getting out of control?

Dr. Avi Shelemay, a Periodontist from Ottawa, talks to Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, about the optimal time for a General Practitioner to refer to a specialist. He gives examples of what the GP can do to manage the condition within the dental office, and highlights some red flags that signify progression of the disease.

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CDA Oasis Team

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