F Periodic Recall

Patients with cast restorations should be recalled at least every 6 months. Less frequent recall may lead to oversight of recurrent caries or the development of periodontal disease. Patients who have been provided with extensive fixed prostheses (Fig. 32-6) will need more frequent recall appointments, particularly when advanced periodontal disease was present. The appointments can be coordinated by the restorative dentist or the periodontist. To ensure treatment continuity, establishing in advance who will assume primary responsibility for coordinating recall appointments is imperative.

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