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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 34 (2014), No. 4     3. July 2014
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 34 (2014), No. 4  (03.07.2014)

Page 496-506, doi:10.11607/prd.2050, PubMed:25006767

Single-Flap Approach in Combination with Enamel Matrix Derivative in the Treatment of Periodontal Intraosseous Defects
Farina, Roberto / Simonelli, Anna / Minenna, Luigi / Rasperini, Giulio / Trombelli, Leonardo
Twenty-four periodontal intraosseous defects were accessed with a buccal single-flap approach (SFA) and treated with enamel matrix derivative (EMD) or EMD + deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) according to the surgeon's discretion. EMD with or without DBBM was clinically effective in the treatment of periodontal intraosseous defects accessed with a buccal SFA. The adjunctive use of DBBM in predominantly onewall defects seemed to compensate for, at least in part, the unfavorable osseous characteristics in terms of the outcomes of the procedure.