Richard H. Nagelberg, DDS, continues his discussion of pocket depth reduction and how it is related to periodontal disease in his “Making the Oral-Systemic Connection” blog on DentistryIQ. Through a study of the scientific literature, he emphasizes that the reduction in pocket depths should be viewed as the clinical manifestation—the observable and measurable results—of periodontal therapy, rather than the primary goal of periodontal treatment.

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