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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 5     27. Aug. 2018
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 38 (2018), No. 5  (27.08.2018)

Page 673-680, doi:10.11607/prd.3003, PubMed:29513774

Effectiveness of Enamel Matrix Derivative in Conjunction with Particulate Autologous Bone in the Treatment of Noncontained Intrabony Defects: A 2-Year Prospective Case Series
Ferrarotti, Francesco / Romano, Federica / Quirico, Andrea / Di Bella, Matteo / Pallotti, Sara / Aimetti, Mario
This case series evaluated the healing of deep intrabony defects treated with a combination of enamel matrix derivative and autologous particulate bone harvested from the buccal and lingual/palatal cortical plate with a Piezosurgery device. A total of 15 defects with a predominantly one- or two-wall component were consecutively treated in 15 patients with advanced chronic periodontitis. In all selected sites, the three-wall component was ≤ 25% of the total defect depth. Clinical and radiographic parameters were recorded at baseline and 12 and 24 months postoperatively. All defects showed favorable clinical and radiographic outcomes at the 24-month follow-up. The probing depth reduction was 4.4 ± 1.6 mm, and more than 50% of the defects presented clinical attachment level gain of at least 5 mm. The bone fill was 3.1 ± 1.6 mm.