The article presents a case series (10 clinical cases) of nonsurgical treatment of periodontal pockets. In all cases, a new collagen hydrogel H42 was applied following debridement and root planing of the involved elements using dedicated ultrasonic inserts and manual curettes.
Following mechanical debridement, the site was kept dry during the application of the hydrogel, which was extruded directly from the syringe through an appropriate needle, starting from the bottom of the pocket and loading it until the defect was filled. At this point, the site was kept dry for 5 minutes through the use of a surgical aspirator, and the patient was discharged without restriction in oral hygiene or feeding. Patients treated in this way showed accelerated gingival tissue healing and a reduction in tissue inflammation, as early as 7 days.
The article “Use of a new collagen hydrogel in the treatment of periodontal pockets: a case series” of the authors Dr. Nicola De Rosa, Dr. Giulio Papa e Dr. Giacomo Tarquini was first published in the January 2023 issue of Perio Tribune Italian Edition