Videoscope-assisted minimally invasive periodontal surgery: One-year outcome and patient morbidity

Stephen K. Harrel, Celeste M. Abraham, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo, Jay D. Shulman, Martha E. Nunn

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The aim of this study was to report the 1-year clinical outcomes from videoscopeassisted minimally invasive surgery (V-MIS). A sample of 18 patients having sites with residual pocket probing depth (PPD) of at least 5 mm and 2 mm loss in clinical attachment level (CAL) following initial nonsurgical therapy were treated with V-MIS. At 12 months postsurgery, there was a statistically significant improvement (P <.001) in mean PPD (4.11 ± 0.98 mm) and CAL (4.58 ± 1.19 mm) in all surgical sites. A mean improvement in soft tissue height (0.48 ± 0.65 mm, P =.006) was also observed. In most cases, patients reported no postoperative discomfort. The improvements associated with V-MIS appear to be favorable when compared with previously reported results of periodontal regenerative surgery. The lack of postsurgical recession following V-MIS has not been reported with traditional regenerative surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-371
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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