Surgical Treatment of Periodontal Intrabony Defects with Guided Tissue Regeneration in Combination with Tetracycline Root Conditioning: A Radiographic Estimation
Author(s): Ruby Khan, Mohammed Haroon Khan*
Background: A better clinical outcome is anticipated when root conditioning is used in combination with GTR.
Objective: To radiographically compare the outcome of surgery of intrabony defects by guided tissue regeneration with or without tetracycline root conditioning.
Study design: A case-control study. Setting: OPD of Periodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Participants: 20 patients. Sampling: Random sampling. Statistical Analysis: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS 10 and Unpaired student “t” test.
Results: Volume of the osseous defect in the test group (Group A) was reduced from 21.23 mm3 to 130.83 mm3 post operatively at 6 months indicating good osseous fill in majority (70%) of the defects. Volume of the osseous defect in the control group (Group B) was reduced from 13.78 mm3 to 178.19 mm3 indicating good osseous fill in majority (90%) of the cases. The difference in the osseous fill was not statistically significant (P-value>0.05).
Conclusion: Regenerative technique to treat a defect must be based on consideration of these factors, which in turn will determine the predictability of a successful result.