Periodontics, Oral Surgery & Implants

Abstract: In the field of platelet concentrates for surgical use, most products are termed Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). Unfortunately, this term is very general and incomplete, leading to many confusions in the scientific database. In this article, a panel of experts discusses this issue and proposes an accurate and simple terminology…

Use of PRF in bony regeneration surgery

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Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:19 Written by
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) can be regarded as an autologous healing biomaterial, incorporating leukocytes, platelets and the majority of the molecules that take part in the tissue healing processes within the autologous fibrin matrix. In this article, the clinical and biological aspects of the action of PRF on bone regeneration in…
mplant-supported restoration of the maxillary anterior segment that is biologically, functionally, and esthetically acceptable following traumatic injuries in the maxillary anterior segment is always complex.1 Careful extraction 2 of the fractured root, residual labial bone preservation, proper flap design, ideal positioning of the implant, appropriate softtissue contour, and the crown…
Sinus-lift for implant placement is a very predictable and reproducible surgery.1,2 The choice of the technique, either lateral using a Caldwell-Luc osteotomy or axial with the Summers osteotomy,3 is mainly dependent on the residual bone height of the alveolar ridges, and both techniques show similar results.2,4 One key question that…

Role of Saliva as Biomarkers for Periodontal Diagnosis

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Published: Saturday, 07 March 2015 13:44 Written by
Saliva is used to describe the combined fluids present in the mouth. However in strict sense this word refers only to the hypnotic, watery fluid secreted by the major and minor salivary glands. Saliva is not only a pleasant lubricant which makes oral functions such as speech, mastication and swallowing…
Background: Osteopontin (OPN) is a bone matrix derivative, whose levels reflect active lesions of aggravated periodontal disease accompanied by alveolar bone resorption. OPN is also a component of human atherosclerotic plaque, suggesting a role of OPN in cardiovascular diseases. The present study was conducted to assess and compare plasma OPN…

An Insight into Saliva as a Biomarker for Periodontal Disease

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Published: Saturday, 07 March 2015 12:43 Written by
periodontal disease is a immune-inflammatory disease with varying degree of disease severity. It has been a challenge to determine biomarkers for screening and predicting the early onset of periodontal disease, evaluating the disease activity and the efficacy of therapy. Traditional clinical criteria are often insufficient for determining sites of active…

Non Specific Conditioned Enlargement (Pyogenic granuloma): A Case Series

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Published: Saturday, 07 March 2015 11:28 Written by
Pyogenic granuloma is one of the inflammatory hyperplasias seen in the oral cavity. This term is misnomer because the lesion is unrelated to infection and in reality arises in response to various stimuli such as low grade local irritation, traumatic injury or hormonal factors is also known as Non Specific…

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