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Volume 29 , Issue 1
January/February 2009

Pages 69-79


A Combined Regenerative Approach for the Treatment of Aggressive Periodontitis: Long-term Follow-up of a Familial Case

Adriana Campos Passanezi Sant’Ana, DDS, PhD/Euloir Passanezi, DDS, PhD/Sylvia Maria Correia Todescan, DDS, PhD/Maria Lúcia Rubo de Rezende, DDS, PhD/Sebastião Luiz Aguiar Greghi, DDS, PhD/Mônica Garcia Ribeiro, DDS


PMID: 19244884
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0845

This article reports the longitudinal follow-up of a familial case of aggressive periodontitis treated by a combined regenerative approach that consisted of root conditioning, bone grafting, and membrane positioning. Treatment resulted in attachment level gain, reduction of probing depth, absence of bleeding on probing, and complete bone filling of the defect. The short-term results obtained after surgery were maintained after 6 years, suggesting that the combined regenerative approach is able to completely arrest the disease with long-term stability. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2009;29:69–79.)


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