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OBJECTIVE The use of antibacterial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) additionally to scaling and root planing (SRP) has been shown to positively influence the clinical outcomes. However, at present, it is unknown to what extent aPDT may represent a potential alternative to the use of systemic antibiotics in nonsurgical periodontal therapy in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerative treatment with enamel matrix proteins has been shown to promote healing in intrabony defects. However, up to now various postoperative antibiotic regimens have been used in combination with enamel matrix proteins and therefore it cannot be excluded that the results may also be attributable to the effect of the antibiotic treatment.(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerative periodontal therapy with an enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) has been shown to promote regeneration in intrabony periodontal defects. However, in most clinical studies, root surface conditioning with EDTA was performed in conjunction with the application of EMD, and, therefore, it cannot be excluded that the results may also be(More)
BACKGROUND A common clinical observation following surgical periodontal therapy with an enamel matrix derivative (Emdogain) is the improved healing of the soft tissues and the limited inflammation of the operated areas. These clinical observations are empirical and difficult to explain. One of the factors influencing the early wound healing might be a(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerative periodontal therapy with a combination of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) + an anorganic bovine bone mineral (ABBM) + guided tissue regeneration (GTR) has been shown to result in significantly higher probing depth reductions and clinical attachment level gains compared to treatment with open flap debridement (OFD) alone, ABBM alone, or(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerative periodontal therapy using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and different types of bone substitutes with or without guided tissue regeneration (GTR) has been proposed as a modality to enhance the outcome of regenerative surgery. However, there are limited data from controlled clinical studies evaluating the effect of PRP on the healing of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the adjunctive clinical effects in the non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis with either local drug delivery (LDD) or photodynamic therapy (PDT). MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty subjects with initial peri-implantitis, i.e. pocket probing depths (PPD) 4-6 mm with concomitant bleeding on probing (BoP) and marginal bone loss ranging from(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to compare the treatment of deep intrabony defects with a combination of an enamel matrix protein derivative (EMD) and a bioactive glass (BG) to BG alone. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with chronic periodontitis, each of whom displayed 1 intrabony defect, were randomly treated with a combination of EMD and(More)
BACKGROUND Regenerative periodontal therapy with a combination of platelet-rich plasma (PRP)+a natural bone mineral (NBM)+guided tissue regeneration (GTR) has been shown to result in significantly higher probing depth reductions and clinical attachment-level gains compared with treatment with open flap debridement alone. However, at present, it is unknown(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with enamel matrix proteins (EMD) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) with bioabsorbable membranes has been shown to promote periodontal regeneration; however, until now, there were only limited data on the long-term clinical results following these regenerative techniques. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to present the(More)