The Waterlase (TM) is the first laser to receive clearance for these new bone, periodontal and general soft tissue surgical indications: Osteoplasty and osseous recontouring (removal of bone to correct osseous defects and create physiologic osseous contours); Ostectomy (resection of bone to restore bony architecture, resection of bone for grafting, etc); Osseous crown lengthening; Flap preparation -- incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose unerupted teeth (hard and soft tissue impactions); Full thickness flap; Partial thickness flap; Split thickness flap; Removal of granulation tissue from bony defects; and laser soft tissue curettage of the post-extraction tooth sockets
and the periapical area during apical surgery.
The embryos have tooth sockets
, all of which are empty except for one containing what may be a partially erupted tooth.
It did not have any teeth attached but the tooth sockets
alone were 35mm-40mm wide so you can imagine the teeth it had," he said.
In the bone regeneration portion of the study following extraction, tooth sockets
were filled with a collagen sponge containing AC-100 at two different doses or a collagen sponge soaked in saline (control group).
It's not that the teeth fell out or weren't preserved, Sereno notes--the jaws didn't even have any tooth sockets