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Pierpaolo Cortellini

Florence, Italy

Clinical case description:

Resolution of deep pockets associated with deep intrabony defects and preservation of aesthetics on upper incisors.

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<p>1) Preoperative probing at tooth 21 showing probing depth of 6 mm. 2) Preoperative probing at tooth 22 with probing depth of 6 mm.</p>

1) Preoperative probing at tooth 21 showing probing depth of 6 mm. 2) Preoperative probing at tooth 22 with probing depth of 6 mm.

<p>3) Preoperative radiograph showing the intrabony defects mesial to tooth 21 and distal to tooth 22 . 4) Buccal incision design.</p>

3) Preoperative radiograph showing the intrabony defects mesial to tooth 21 and distal to tooth 22 . 4) Buccal incision design.

<p>7) 1 year clinical situation showing healthy condition and a minimal gingival recession relative to baseline. 8) 1 year radiographs showing the resolution of the intrabony components of the defects.</p>

7) 1 year clinical situation showing healthy condition and a minimal gingival recession relative to baseline. 8) 1 year radiographs showing the resolution of the intrabony components of the defects.

Pre-surgery


					<p>1) Preoperative probing at tooth 21 showing probing depth of 6 mm. 2) Preoperative probing at tooth 22 with probing depth of 6 mm.</p>

Surgery


					<p>3) Preoperative radiograph showing the intrabony defects mesial to tooth 21 and distal to tooth 22 . 4) Buccal incision design.</p>

Outcome

Follow-up after at least 6 months


					<p>7) 1 year clinical situation showing healthy condition and a minimal gingival recession relative to baseline. 8) 1 year radiographs showing the resolution of the intrabony components of the defects.</p>