Periodontitis Health Record Software
Keeping health records is crucial for individuals with periodontitis to monitor their oral health and ensure effective management of the condition. Periodontitis symptoms can vary, and recording any changes in gum health, such as bleeding, swelling, or sensitivity, can help track the progression of the disease. Identifying potential triggers, like smoking, poor oral hygiene habits, or stress, can aid in understanding factors that exacerbate symptoms. Measuring periodontal pocket depth regularly through dental examinations helps assess the severity of the disease and the effectiveness of treatment.
Tracking medications, such as prescribed antibiotics or antimicrobial mouth rinses, ensures compliance and helps identify any adverse reactions. Additionally, keeping a record of dental procedures, such as scaling and root planing, or gum surgery, enables individuals to recall treatment history and evaluate its impact on their oral health. Periodontitis patients should also note their dental check-up schedules, which facilitate regular follow-ups and timely intervention.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
Improved oral hygiene routine by incorporating daily #flossing and using an antimicrobial mouth rinse as advised by the dentist. Planning to reduce sugary snacks and maintain a balanced diet.
Noticed mild gum tenderness and #bleeding while brushing teeth this morning, gums appear slightly swollen.
Ate sugary snacks more frequently in the past few days. #food
Completed a 7-day course of prescribed antibiotics #Amoxicillin for periodontal infection, no noticeable side effects.
Conducted periodontal #pocket_depth measurement during the dental visit
Measured periodontal #pocket_depth during the last dental visit on July 20, 2023 - recorded an average depth of 5mm, compared to 4mm in the previous visit.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.