Periodontal regenerative techniques use a variety of filling materials, among these EmdogainTS and the composite matrix (CM). The present study presents clinical and radiographic results of the treatment of intrabony defects achieved by 3 therapeutical methods: Emdogain TS, composite matrix and access flap. Material and method. 83 healthy, non-smoking
patients affected by moderate or severe periodontitis, were included in this study. The patients were divided into 3 groups: the first group treated by Emdogain TS, the second group by composite matrix (CM), the third one by access flap alone. Periodontal examination (at baseline and 6 months after surgery) evaluated the following clinical parameters: probing depth (PD), clinical attachment level (CAL), gingival recession (GR), plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP). Results. The modification of these parameters were more significant for the group treated by Emdogain TS than the one treated by composite matrix. On the other hand, the results for these 2 groups were significantly better than the results obtained for the group treated by
access flap (AF) alone. Conclusions. The treatment of intrabony defects using regenerative materials or access flap alone lead to a significant decrease of PD and an obvious gain of CAL.
- COMPOSITE MATRIX (CM)
- periodontal regeneration