Pedicle Procedure Use in the Management of Regenerative Therapy Problems
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00
This course offers a detailed discussion of the process of regenerating a lost periodontium.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to do the following:
- Discuss the advantages of pedicle procedures versus free soft tissue grafts.
- Discuss the detrimental effects of exposing a regenerative site to the oral environment.
- List several combination techniques employed today as regenerative procedures.
- List some of the soft-tissue conditions that are adverse to continuous coverage of the regenerative site.
Regenerating a periodontium that has been lost because of disease has been made possible by the use of demineralized freeze-dried bone allografts (DFDBA), guided tissue regeneration with e-PTFE membranes, and combination therapies involving DFDBA covered by either an e-PTFE membrane or calcium sulfate. During regenerative therapy, problems may arise because of an adverse mucogingival condition, loss of a papilla, or significant exposure of the membrane from soft-tissue recession, slough, or fenestration leading to direct exposure of the site to the oral environment. Pedicle procedures can be used to cover these regenerative sites while providing mucogingival repair.
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