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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 1998 August;157(4):127-34

Copyright © 1998 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Periodontal surgery: filling alveolar bone losses with biomaterial based on coral. A case report and comparison between biomaterials

Zecca A.

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By describing the operation technique, this article gives directions on how to use a coral-based biomaterial. The authors used Biocoral and compared it with other biomaterials: HTR Polimer, Interpore 200, Apagen Mirodont. The authors opted for a very practical approach in this study, giving indications regarding the type of suture thread (Ethicon non-reabsorbable plaited black silk, no. 3 and 4), the type of scalpel (Swann Morton no. 15), the preferred periodontal membranes (Vicryl Ethicon) and the type of bone wax used (Bone Wax Ethicon W810). The study is based on images provided by a TV camera using a Sony printer and a videoradiography system produced by Villa. Moreover, the Peri Probe Software system was used to formulate a precise picture of the patient’s periodontal conditions: it measured the depth of the gingival groove, providing a simultaneous reading of the plaque and bleeding index for each tooth and for the 4 side-points of each tooth. The authors wished to report their experience in the fascinating field of periodontal surgery and also to provide practical and useful guidelines. The video-radiographic documentation shows the very encouraging short-term results which were achieved in this particular case.

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