Clinical strategies for dental and periodontal disease management: A way forward

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The goal of regenerative dentistry is to induce biologic replacement of dental tissues and their supporting structures. Regenerative endodontics is a new field within the specialty of endodontics that focuses on promoting the physiological and functional regeneration of the damaged pulp-dentin complex. Periodontitis is among the most prevalent inflammatory diseases affecting almost half of the U.S. adult population and, if left untreated, is the leading cause of tooth loss in adulthood. Periodontal regenerative therapy has been developed under the premise of regenerating the lost periodontal structures, given that the inflammation is controlled. Bone grafts are widely used as a therapeutic strategy to enhance periodontal regeneration. Guided tissue regeneration (GTR) is a distinctly different approach that aims to regenerate a new periodontal apparatus on a previously diseased root surface. Combination of different periodontal regeneration therapies has been shown to enhance clinical outcomes. One of the most common therapies is combination of osseous grafting with GTR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTissue Engineering and Regeneration in Dentistry
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Strategies
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781119282181
ISBN (Print)9781118741108
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • Bone grafts
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Osseous grafting
  • Periodontal disease management
  • Pulp-dentin complex
  • Regenerative dentistry
  • Regenerative endodontics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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