Title

Periodontal regeneration from illusion to reality

Document Type

Article

Department

Dental-oral, Maxillo-facial Surgery

Abstract

Periodontitis affects tooth supporting structures which results in tooth loss. In order to restore these supporting structures various regenerative surgical modalities have been proposed which include mechanical and biologic approaches. The mechanical approaches have shown limited success as opposed to biologic approaches. The biologic approaches include guided bone regeneration, enamel matrix derivatives, stem cells etc. Recent approaches include stem cell based and scaffold based tissue engineering. The stem cells derived from periodontal ligaments, dental pulp and alveolar periosteum have shown to develop into various components of periodontium in multiple animal studies. Therefore, periodontal regeneration is becoming a reality, however, its implication in clinical dentistry still needs evidence from human studies.

Publication

Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry

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