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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

On-line version ISSN 2340-3209Print version ISSN 1699-6585


A, Alonso et al. Use of proteins enamel matrix derivative in infrabony periodontal defects: Presentación de casos clínicos. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2006, vol.18, n.1, pp.21-29. ISSN 2340-3209.

Periodontitis is a chronic infective disease of the gums caused by bacteria present in dental plaque. This condition induces the breakdown of the tooth supporting apparatus until teeth are lost. Surgery may be indicated to arrest disease progression and regenerate lost tissues. Several surgical techniques have been developed to regenerate periodontal tissues including guided tissue regeneration (GTR), and the use of proteins enamel matrix derivative (EMD). EMD is an extract of enamel matrix and contains amelogenins. There is evidence to show that amelogenins are involved not only in enamel formation, but also in the formation of the periodontal attachment during tooth formation. Accordly to two clinicals cases treated with Endogain, the aim of this presentation is, first to describe the clinical procedure,and second to make a literature review of the differents materials to periodontal regeneration.

Keywords : Periodontal regeneration; Emdogain; proteins enamel matrix; EMD.

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