This review of the efficacy of different bone reconstructive therapies for peri-implantitis compared to access flap surgery at 12 months or longer. included 18 studies with 12 RCTs contributing to the meta-analyses. The findings suggest that compared with access flap surgery reconstructive surgery does not offer significant improvements at 12 months but the evidence is of low certainty.[read the full story...]
Access flap procedures or subgingival debridement for periodontitis?
This review comparing access flaps (AF) and subgingival debridement in achieving probing depth (PD) reduction in patients with periodontitis included 18 studies reported in 36 publications. While the results demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in PD reduction between AF and subgingival debridement this may not be clinically important.[read the full story...]