Advances in periodontal surgery [electronic resource]

  • Nares, Salvador
  • Springer
  • 2019
Advances in periodontal surgery [electronic resource]


This book describes practical, contemporary, and evidence-based surgical approaches for the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the periodontium, including advanced forms of periodontal disease, gingival recession, and complex cases requiring interdisciplinary management. The book opens by identifying key considerations in periodontal surgery, for example with regard to diagnosis and prognosis, and by presenting decision trees that will be useful in daily practice. Cutting-edge resection and regeneration techniques for the treatment of periodontitis and mucogingival surgical procedures for the management of soft tissue deficiencies are then described and illustrated in detail, highlighting important tips and tricks as well as potential difficulties and complications. The final part of the book is devoted to interdisciplinary care, which is of key importance when periodontal surgery is indicated in the management of cases requiring orthodontic, endodontic, and restorative therapy. Advances in Periodontal Surgery will be of value for practitioners at all levels of experience as well as for students entering the field.

Table of Content

Part 1 Key Consideration of Periodontal Surgery
The Miller McEntire Periodontal Prognostic Index
Decision Trees in periodontal surgery: resective versus regenerative periodontal surgery

Part 2 Resective Techniques of Periodontal Surgery
Periodontal flap designs for access and osseous surgery
Biologic shaping
Lasers in periodontal surgery

Part 3 Regenerative Techniques of Periodontal Surgery
Videoscope assisted minimally invasive surgery (VMIS) for bone regeneration
Regeneration of intrabony defects utilizing stem cells allograft
Management of furcation defects

Part 4 Mucogingival and Periodontal Plastic Surgery
Coronally positioned flaps and tunneling
Rationale for gingival tissue augmentation and vestibuloplasty around teeth and dental implants
Mucogingival and periodontal plastic surgery: lateral sliding flaps

Part 5 Interdisciplinary Management of Periodontal Surgery
Crown lengthening and prosthetic considerations
The adjunctive relationship between orthodontics and periodontics
Surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy
Management of endodontic-periodontic lesions.