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Need to reorganize and add citations[edit]

Hey I am not sure if there are any other users still on this page, but I think with help we could fix it. I would like to focus on making the intro article easier to read, and therefor making the information more manageable for the average user. I would also like the claims and information located in the body paragraphs to be backed up with citations. Currently there is not a whole lot of reliability about this information. Thanks for reading, and I hope we can improve on this page! Christianmay0101010 (talk) 01:13, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Periodontology and Debridement[edit]

I'm not sure that the periodontology navigation template belongs at the bottom of the article, since debridement is not by any means restricted to dentistry. In fact, debridement in periodontology probably represents the minority of medical debridement procedures. I'll leave the template for now... Fuzzform (talk) 04:44, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually, debridement can refer to plaque removal. There are dental debridement solutions which contain 1% hydrogen peroxide. Peroxide is also a folk remedy for toothache, since it kills some of the pathogens, thus relieving some of the pain and inflammation until a dentist appointment can be arrange. (talk) 03:13, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Link Removed[edit]

I have removed a link to [1]. Wikipedia is not a reliable source; sources that copy from Wikipedia are particularly not reliable. It's even taken the image without attribution! :/ --Moonriddengirl (talk) 13:38, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Other Debridement Methods[edit]

?A Layman's question - should this article include "biological debridement" (e.g. by maggots) or is that considered to be completely unrelated by people who know about these things. (talk) 15:43, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

I wonder why chemical (but non-enzymatic) debridement methods are not in the article. I was self-treating a puncture wound and it got infected. I didn't want to go to the hospital. Well, I put hydrogen peroxide on it. It dissolved the recent scabs and allowed the pus from within to come out. After my treatment with peroxide and mashing, the pain, infection, and fever went away. There are commercial "oral debridement" solutions which contain 1% hydrogen peroxide. Plus I have a feeling that in certain cases, acid peels and similar may work for debridement. So I think we need to do more research into other methods. Or we could change the enzymatic section into chemical debridement and include enzymes and other chemicals. (talk) 03:13, 9 September 2011 (UTC)


I would like to know about Enzymatic debridement (by Clostridium histolyticum formulaes). Dianakc (talk) 03:13, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Everything about this page is unsuitable.[edit]

The entire thing is completely detached from what a wikipedia article is supposed to look and read like. Looking it over, I dont think theres much of a choice but to scrap the page utterly and start over. (talk) 17:44, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Yep. I added a cleanup tag and deleted/rearranged some stuff. IMHO the advantages/disadvantages should not be included in this article. Nmz502 (talk) 02:55, 30 May 2012 (UTC)