Terapia periodontal no quirúrgica


  • Leticia Botero-Zuluaga Universidad de Antioquia
  • Alejandro Botero-Botero Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas
  • Juan Sebastián Bedoya-Trujillo Universidad de Antioquia
  • Isabel Cristina Guzmán-Zuluaga Universidad de Antioquia




microbiology, clinical parameters, microbiological parameters, periodontitis


Introduction: In the treatment of periodontal diseases, we can rely on nonsurgical periodontal therapy, which has been scientifically proven as its effectiveness has been recognized. The main objective of this article is to demonstrate the usefulness of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, as evidenced in several studies that serve as guidelines, as well as microbiological aspects, effects on tissues and the importance of maintenance therapy after treatment completion. Methods: a review was conducted in order to revise this topic considering key periodontal concepts as a guideline. Results: nonsurgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) is a procedure that cannot and should not be carried out in a few sessions; the time required for its completion is extended as necessary in order to achieve cleaning and adjustment of the roots as completely as possible. Conclusions: several authors have reported that reduction of microbiota remains between 14 and 180 days after therapy. This explains the regular periodontal m intenance appointments. They also indicate that the critical aspect of this therapy is not the choice between a surgical or a nonsurgical procedure, but a detailed and thorough cleaning by the dental professional and the good level of oral hygiene achieved by the patient.

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Author Biographies

Leticia Botero-Zuluaga, Universidad de Antioquia

Dentist. Specialist in Adult Comprehensive Dentistry. Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia 

Alejandro Botero-Botero, Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas

Odontólogo, máster y doctor en Ciencias Odontológicas, profesor titular y emérito, Decano, Facultad de Odontología, Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas

Juan Sebastián Bedoya-Trujillo, Universidad de Antioquia

Dentist, Universidad de Antioquia

Isabel Cristina Guzmán-Zuluaga, Universidad de Antioquia

Periodontist, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.



How to Cite

Botero-Zuluaga, L., Botero-Botero, A., Bedoya-Trujillo, J. S., & Guzmán-Zuluaga, I. C. (2012). Terapia periodontal no quirúrgica. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 23(2), 334–342. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.9914

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