Interdisciplinary approach for treating a large through-and-through periapical defect using guided tissue regeneration: a case report.

@article{Lin2014InterdisciplinaryAF,
  title={Interdisciplinary approach for treating a large through-and-through periapical defect using guided tissue regeneration: a case report.},
  author={Guo-Hao Lin and Lien-Yu Chang and Wen-Chun Lin and Shyh-Yuan Lee and Yu-lin Lai},
  journal={The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          e1-8
        }
}
A number of diagnostic and management challenges exist for achieving complete regeneration of large through-and-through periapical lesions. An unfavorable endodontic outcome may occur as a result of uncontrolled infection or unpredictable bone healing. This article presents a case with a 15 × 15-mm through-and-through periapical lesion and persistent gingival swelling. Endodontic microsurgery and guided tissue regeneration were performed using a resorbable membrane and osseous substitute. A 2… CONTINUE READING

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