Clinical cases involving successful outcomes utilizing surgical periodontal therapy will be contrasted with cases deemed to have a poor prognosis and treated with extraction, ridge preservation and implant therapy. Clinical and radiographic parameters that indicate the potential for a positive prognosis with periodontal therapy are reviewed. Techniques to save teeth i.e. periodontal regeneration /repair, crown lengthening, and exposure of ectopic canines with subsequent orthodontic extrusion will be presented. In clinical cases where the tooth was deemed to have hopeless prognosis, procedures for ridge preservation/augmentation will be reviewed. The rationale for choosing tooth retention versus extraction will be discussed for the cases presented. Regenerative materials utilized in tooth retention or ridge preservation will be described.
- Learn clinical and radiographic findings for predictable regenerative outcomes
- Review periodontal regenerative techniques and materials
- Examine indications/ contraindications crown lengthening
- Review techniques for exposure of ectopic canines with orthodontic extrusion
- Review concerns regarding atraumatic extraction of teeth to preserve bone
- Describe methods and materials utilized in ridge preservation/augmentation