Article analysis & evaluation: Meticulous periodontal maintenance for the patients with reestablished periodontal health may significantly reduce the incidence of tooth loss

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Osseous resective surgery necessitates following certain guidelines for proper recontouring of the alveolar bone and proper management and positioning of the gingival tissues. The results from osseous resective surgery are technique sensitive. It has limited use in treating cases with very deep intrabony or hemiseptal defects, which should be treated with a different surgical approach. If osseous resective surgery is used in advanced lesions, a compromise in the amount of probing depth reduction should be expected. Yet, osseous resective surgery provides the surest method of reducing pockets with an intrabony or hemiseptal osseous component of 3 mm or less, albeit at the expense of some attachment in the neighboring less involved sites. Osseous resective surgery has been and remains one of the principal periodontal treatment modalities because of its proven success (Fig. 17).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalPeriodontology 2000
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics

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