periodontal flap


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periodontal flap

A section of soft tissue surgically separated from underlying bone and removed or repositioned to eliminate periodontal pockets or to correct mucogingival defects.
See also: flap

per·i·o·don·tal flap

(perē-ŏ-dontăl flap)
Procedure in which a portion of periodontal tissue is partially removed to allow access to alveolar bone and tooth root surface for deposit removal or for rearranging the soft tissue.
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EMDOGAIN(R) in the treatment of intrabony periodontal defects," by Lars Heijl, BIORA's Chief Medical Officer, describes a clinical study showing significantly improved bone regrowth after eight, 16 and 36 months in EMDOGAIN-treated teeth as compared to unchanged bone levels in teeth that had conventional periodontal flap surgery.
Applied in gel form on the tooth-root surface during periodontal flap surgery, EMDOGAIN promotes the regain of tooth-supporting tissues and reattachment of the tooth.