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Giulio Rasperini

Milan, Italy

Clinical case description:

Periodontal regeneration to reduce probing depth by increasing bone and periodontal attachment with a minimal gingival recession, to change the prognosis of the tooth # 46 and preserve its function.

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<p>1) Baseline situation showing the 14 mm pocket depth mesial to tooth 46. 2) Baseline radiograph showing the presence of an angular bony defect involving the mesial site of tooth 46.</p>

1) Baseline situation showing the 14 mm pocket depth mesial to tooth 46. 2) Baseline radiograph showing the presence of an angular bony defect involving the mesial site of tooth 46.

<p>Re-evaluation at 1 year. A residual 5 mm probing depth is present with a 9 mm probing depth loss as compared to baseline measurements.</p>

Re-evaluation at 1 year. A residual 5 mm probing depth is present with a 9 mm probing depth loss as compared to baseline measurements.

<p>Nearly complete bone fill of the angular defect at 1 year.</p>

Nearly complete bone fill of the angular defect at 1 year.

Pre-surgery


							<p>1) Baseline situation showing the 14 mm pocket depth mesial to tooth 46. 2) Baseline radiograph showing the presence of an angular bony defect involving the mesial site of tooth 46.</p>

Surgery

Outcome


							<p>Re-evaluation at 1 year. A residual 5 mm probing depth is present with a 9 mm probing depth loss as compared to baseline measurements.</p>

Follow-up after at least 6 months


							<p>Nearly complete bone fill of the angular defect at 1 year.</p>