Fundamental principles in periodontal plastic surgery and mucosal augmentation - a narrative review

submitted by: Rino
Aim: To provide a narrative review of the current literature elaborating on fun- damental principles of periodontal plastic surgical procedures. Methods: Based on a presumptive outline of the narrative review, MESH terms have been used to search the relevant literature electronically in the PubMed and Cochrane Collaboration databases. If possible, systematic reviews were included. The review is divided into three phases associated with periodontal plastic sur- gery: a) pre-operative...
Authors: Rino Burkhardt

Crevicular fluid biomarkers and periodontal disease progression

submitted by: Janet Kinney
AIM: Assess the ability of a panel of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) biomarkers as predictors of periodontal disease progression (PDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 100 individuals participated in a 12-month longitudinal investigation and categorized into 4 groups according to their periodontal status. GCF, clinical parameters, and saliva were collected bi-monthly. Sub-gingival plaque and serum were collected bi-annually. For 6 months, no periodontal treatment was provided. At 6-months,...
Authors: Thomas Braun, William Giannobile, Janet Kinney, Thiago Morelli, Min Oh, Christoph Ramseier, James Sugai

The addition of soft tissue replacement grafts in plastic periodontal and implant surgery: critical elements in design and execution

submitted by: Otto Zuhr
Soft tissue replacement grafts have become a substantial element to increase tissue volume in plastic periodontal and implant surgery. Autogenous subepithelial connective tissue grafts are increasingly applied in aesthetic indications like soft tissue thickening, recession treatment, ridge preservation, soft tissue ridge augmentation and papilla reconstruction. For the clinical performance of connective tissue graft harvesting and transplantation, a fundamental understanding of the anatomy...
Authors: Daniel Bäumer, Markus Hürzeler, Otto Zuhr

Horizontal ridge augmentation of the atrophic anterior maxilla using rhBMP-2/ACS or autogenous bone grafts: a proof-of-concept randomized clinical trial.

submitted by: rumoreno
AIM: To compare the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in an absorbable collagen sponge carrier (ACS) with autogenous bone graft for augmentation of the edentulous atrophic anterior maxilla. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects were enrolled in a randomized, controlled, parallel-group, open-label clinical trial. Subjects either received rhBMP-2/ACS (1.5 mg/ml) or particulated autogenous bone harvested from the mandibular retromolar region. A titanium-mesh was used...
Authors: Rubens Freitas

Search strategies in systematic reviews in periodontology and implant dentistry

submitted by: Faggion
Objective: To perform an overview of literature search strategies in systematic reviews (SRs) published in periodontology and implant dentistry. Materials and Methods:Two electronic databases (PubMed and Cochrane Data- base of SRs) were searched, independently and in duplicate, for SRs with meta- analyses on interventions, with the last search performed on 11 November 2012. Manual searches of the reference lists of included SRs and 10 specialty dental jour- nals were conducted....
Authors: Clovis Faggion Jr., Momen Atieh, Stephanie Park

Metronidazole alone or with amoxicillin as adjuncts to non-surgical treatment of chronic periodontitis: a 1-year double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial.

submitted by: mferes
AIM: To evaluate the effects of the adjunctive use of metronidazole (MTZ) or MTZ + amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of generalized chronic periodontitis (ChP). A secondary aim was to examine a possible added effect of chlorhexidine to these therapies. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen subjects received scaling and root planing (SRP) only or with MTZ [400 mg/thrice a day (TID)] or MTZ+AMX (500 mg/TID) for 14 days. Half of the subjects in each group rinsed with 0.12% chlorhexidine twice a...
Authors: Magda Feres

Differences in peri-implant conditions between fully and partially edentulous subjects: a systematic review

submitted by: waalycm
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare peri-implant conditions between fully edentulous (FES) and partially edentulous subjects (PES). Material and methods: A systematic review was conducted. The MEDLINE, EM- BASE and CENTRAL databases were searched for publications up to 1 January 2012. Studies reporting on the bleeding tendency of the peri-implant mucosa and/ or studies reporting on the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and/or peri-im- plantitis were considered. Results:...
Authors: Y.C.M. de Waal, A.J. van Winkelhoff, H.J.A. Meijer, G.M. Raghoebar, E.G. Winkel

Brain activation induced by dentine hypersensitivity pain–an fMRI study

submitted by: mike214
Aim: Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) is characterized by a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin. Most published literature reports on peripheral neural aspects of this pain condition. The current investigation focused on differential cerebral activity elicited by stimulation of sensitive and insensitive teeth by means of natural air stimuli. Materials and Methods: Five graded stimulus strengths were randomly applied by means of a multi-injector air jet delivery system, each...
Authors: Michael Meier, Michael Brügger, Dominik Ettlin, Roger Luechinger, Ashley Barlow, Jäncke Lutz, Lutz Kai