Quintessence International, 4/2016
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a35132, PubMed ID (PMID): 26574612Pages 293-296, Language: English
Air polishing was introduced as an alternative approach for the supra- and submucosal biofilm management at dental implants. An international expert meeting involving competent clinicians and researchers took place during the EUROPERIO 8 conference in London, UK, on 4 June 2015. Prior to this meeting a comprehensive systematic review dealing with the efficacy of air polishing in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis was prepared and served as a basis for the group discussions. This paper summarizes the consensus statements and practical recommendations on the clinical application of air polishing for the management of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.
Keywords: air polishing, peri-implantitis, peri-implant mucositis, therapy
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry, 6/2003
Pages 607-613, Language: English
This article describes the clinical procedure and outcome of surgical treatment of gingival recessions with the adjunctive use of Emdogain gel, an enamel matrix derivative bioactive material for periodontal reconstructive surgery. Six cases with gingival recession on maxillary canines are presented with 12 months of followup. Initial gingival recession averaged 4.8 mm, with a mean probing pocket depth of 2.2 mm. At the 12-month follow-up, a mean of 3.5 mm of root coverage was observed (ie, 73% root coverage, range 60% to 100%). Probing pocket depth averaged 1.7 mm, indicating a 4-mm gain of clinical attachment (range 3 to 5 mm). On a clinical level, mucogingival surgery in combination with the application of Emdogain gel results in predictable root coverage and gain of clinical attachment while maintaining shallow pockets.