International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part D (2016)
Minimally invasive techniques for periodontal regeneration
Regeneration of lost periodontal tissues has been the ultimate goal of periodontal therapy. Minimally invasive dentistry is defined as a concept that preserves dentition and supporting structures. Minimally invasive techniques represent alternative approaches developed to allow less extensive manipulation of surrounding tissues than conventional procedures, while accomplishing the same objectives. They have a high potential to seal the healing wound from the contaminated oral environment by achieving and maintaining primary closure. Soft tissues are preserved and minimal gingival recession is observed, which is an important feature to meet the esthetic demands of the patient and the clinician.
Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) was first introduced into the periodontal field with the intent to treat multiple and isolated periodontal intra-bony defects. The procedure is performed under a microscope, with microsurgical instruments and materials. It has been improved to become a minimally invasive surgical technique (MIST) with the addition of the application of gingival papilla preservation techniques. Recently, a modified minimally invasive surgical technique (M-MIST) has been used as an extension of MIST, which only elevates a buccal triangular flap.
The various minimally invasive techniques for periodontal regeneration have been discussed in this review article.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rizwan M Sanadi, Dr. Laksha R Chelani, Dr. Meenu V Pillai. Minimally invasive techniques for periodontal regeneration. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):230-234.