Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Specialists, LLC

2409 Omro Road
Oshkosh, WI 54904-7713

(920)233-8409

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Guided Tissue Regeneration

Guided tissue regeneration is one treatment strategy to treat bone loss associated with periodontal disease.  This technique is most effective for vertical bone loss.

     

A palatal flap was created to expose a 5mm     This is an alternate view of the defect.
deep x 7mm long x 3mm wide periodontal
pocket adjacent to the left upper canine tooth.


     

Consil is a synthetic tissue graft material.          View of the granular tissue graft firmly placed
Osteoallograft is another graft material we         into the defect.
commonly use to treat periodontal defects.




      

Pre-operative radiograph.                                   Post-operative radiograph.



Six year spayed female Dachshund with 6mm periodontal pockets adjacent to the palatal aspect of the canine teeth.
These lesions were not well defined by dental radiographs; however, evident with periodontal probing.


         

Gingival defect at mesial aspect of canine              Flap used to exposed the periodontal defect.
tooth.





         

Alternate view of flap preparation.                              Consil used to fill defect after root planing.


    

Very slight overfil of moderately packed              The palatal aspect of flap was allowed to granulate.
Consil.  Excess Consil is avoided.

Guided tissue generation is not a casual procedure.  The Consil must be properly placed and the flap must appropriately adapt to the tooth.  The flap must be well vascularized in all cases.  An intermediate material is sometimes selected to cover the Consil underlying the flap.
Case selection is very important.  If the patient has an oronasal fistula, the Consil will migrate into the respiratory tract and act as an irritant.


Oronasal fistula

Periodontal disease