EXCISIONAL NEW ATTACHMENT PROCEDUREAbstract
Periodontitis is a complex infectious disease of supporting structures of teeth caused by specific microorganisms or groups of microorganisms. Formation of a new connective tissue attachment and bone deposition are the main goals of periodontal therapy. The excisional new attachment procedure (ENAP) is especially sub-gingival curettage performed with a knife performed by internal bevel incision performed and excision of tissue. It is indicated in localized, mild to moderate periodontitis, mainly in the anterior region. The main advantage over traditional curettage is the definitive, clean excision of the junctional epithelium and the adjacent tissue with a greater probability of new clinical attachment. The post-surgical recession and root sensitivity are minimized by using this technique. There is no significant tissue loss in this procedure. The benefits of the excisional new attachment method in periodontics are emphasized in this article.
M. Kalaiyazhagi, S. Sangeetha *, N. K. Savithri, N. Gautham Kumar, N. Gowri Shankar and R. Nivetha
Department of Periodontology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Kundrathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
10 March 2023
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01 November 2023