Course Summary: Children and Adolescents can manifest several gingival conditions. Some are related with inflammatory processes; some are manifestation of systemic conditions. The purpose of this presentation is to shine light on the most common gingival conditions that present in young patients. We will be covering the diagnosis process, assess the etiology and provide possible treatment solutions. Special emphasis will be placed in conditions related with orthodontic therapy, like gingival hyperplasia. Overall, it is important to highlight the prevalence of these conditions and the importance of early diagnosis and managements for a long-term overall oral health.
Recognize and evaluate the different gingival conditions in young patients
Describe the etiology of the different gingival conditions
Identify gingival and periodontal conditions presented in patients undergoing orthodontic therapy
Outline different potential treatment options for the patient management
Educate their patients and their parents on the importance of gingival health as part of the overall oral health
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Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Dental Auxiliaries and Dental Office Staff
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Course Materials Features
- Lessons 2
- Topics 0
- Quizzes 2
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assignment No
- Lecture Length 83 minutes
- Original Release Date June 22, 2023
- Review Date June 22, 2023
- Expiration Date June 22, 2026