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Year: 2017 | Month: February | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 5-9

Autologous Stem Cell Assistance in Periodontal Regeneration Technique (SAI-PRT) In Treatment of Grade II Furcation Defect

Dr. Vandana KL1, Dr. PriyankaJairaj Dalvi2

1M.D.S, Sr. Professor, 2B.D.S, Postgraduate student,
Dept. of Periodontics, College Of Dental Sciences, Davangere 577004

Corresponding Author: Dr. Vandana KL


Invasion of bifurcation and/or trifurcation of multi-rooted teeth are the most serious complications of periodontitis, resulting in early and frequent loss of molars than any other teeth type. The current report describes a novel approach of direct application periodontal ligament stem cells using stem cell application in periodontal regeneration technique in regeneration of furcation defect bypassing ex vivo culture. We used soft tissue harboring the periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) adherent to the root of an extracted impacted wisdom tooth along with its cementum and dentin shavings to restore the periodontal furcation defect of another molar of the same patient. The current approach resulted in improvement in clinical parameters, probing pocket depth reduction and gain in clinical attachment loss with negligible changes in gingival marginal position and clinical and radiographic improvement in furcation defect. Stem cell application in periodontal regeneration technique has emerged as a constructive avenue in treatment of periodontal furcation defects. Moreover the clinical feasibility, success and cost effectiveness over currently available techniques are encouraging.

Key words: furcation involvement; periodontal regeneration; stem cells.

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