Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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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.

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