The photodynamic therapy is a light induced, athermal procedure for the inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms. In Part 2 of his introducing lecture about this procedure Dr. Steffen Rieger M.Sc., Germany, focuses on the integration of photodynamic therapy in the treatment concept of chronic periodontitis.…
Step by step Dr. Steffen Rieger M.Sc., Germany, shows the treatment of a generalized, severe, chronic periodontitis with adjunctive photodynamic therapy - a painless and side effect free supportive method to eliminate pathogen microorganisms.
In this surgery, in the vestibular and lingual area of tooth 36 and 37 the gingiva is apically repositioned to facilitate the prosthetic procedures planned. While in the buccal area a split thickness flap is needed for the apical positioning, in the lingual area a full thickness flap is appropriate.
In this presentation, Professor Sculean (Bern) demonstrates coverage of recession defects using the modified tunnel technique. In this case, coverage is to be performed of multiple Miller class I recession defects in the second quadrant.
Furcation defects and how to treat them are the focus of Professor Dr. Anton Sculean, University of Bern/Switzerland. He emphasises the importance of clinical diagnostics and correct classification of the furcation defect to consider a realistic estimation of therapy success.
Senior physician Dr. Stefan Fickl talks on the microsurgical and minimally invasive techniques in the field of plastic periodontal surgery. This mainly involves elective surgery to create a physiological soft tissue anatomy in the aesthetic zone.
This contribution refers to the prognosis of teeth in periodontally diseased dentition. Frequently the assessment of whether individual teeth are worth saving depends on the experience of the treating dentist.
Next to the so-called white aesthetics of hard tooth substance, the pink aesthetics of soft tissue surrounding tooth and implant are increasingly playing a major role. If the physiological soft tissue anatomy is marred, this is often perceived as aesthetic impairment.
In this operation, the modified tunnel technique is demonstrated for recession coverage. Multiple gingival recessions in the posterior region of the upper jaw are covered with the help of a subepithelial soft tissue graft which is obtained from the palate and placed into the prepared gingival tunnel. Finally,…