Guided Tissue Regeneration Using a Barrier Membrane in Endodontic Surgery

Stefano Corbella, Silvio Taschieri, Ahmed Elkabbany, Massimo Del Fabbro, Thomas von Arx

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Endodontic surgery aims at the resolution of a periapical inflammatory process by surgical access followed by enucleation of the lesion and root-end filling to curb any potentially noxious agent within the physical confines of the affected root. Guided bone regeneration could be associated to endodontic surgery aiming to enhance periradicular tissue regeneration. The objective of this paper was to review the scientific literature about guided bone regeneration in endodontic surgery, evaluating the effects on periapical lesion healing process. The included articles are classified considering the anatomical characteristics of the lesion. Fourteen articles were included in the review after abstract and title selection. Eight articles were on studies on lesions affecting only the periapical region (three about through-and-through lesions) while six were about the treatment of apico-marginal lesions. On the basis of the currently available literature, there is a low scientific evidence of a benefit related. to the use of guided bone regeneration procedure in endodontic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalSwiss dental journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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