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Periodontal splinting – an adjunct to periodontal therapy

Tsvetalina Gerova-Vatsova


Progressive loss of clinical level of attachment and bone destruction, which often are result of spent periodontal disease, inevitably lead to increased mobility of the teeth. Other causes of tooth mobility are occlusion trauma, atypical root system, iatrogenic shortened roots after an apical osteotomy, excessive strain during orthodontic treatment and root resorption. Increased tooth mobility adversely affects the patient's function, aesthetics and comfort. Splints are used to overcome these problems.


splints, splinting, periodontal therapy

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Tsvetalina Gerova-Vatsova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, Faculty of Dental Medicine

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