Saving severely compromised or hopeless teeth: a challenge? by Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini, Italy

Posted 29.09.2017

In front of severely compromised or “hopeless” teeth, dentists are frequently challenged with a key question: treat these units or extract and
replace with implants? Changing the prognosis of a severely compromised teeth in patients affected by periodontal disease involves a full strategy of treatment based upon three steps: 1) diagnosis, 2) control of periodontal infection, 3) application of periodontal surgery and in particular regenerative surgery, when indicated.
Following the appropriate strategy will make it possible to modify the overall prognosis of the patient and then the prognosis of the single teeth. The modified and “fair” prognosis of the patient will allow also for a safe placement of implants, when necessary. Both teeth and implants will be retained long-term with limited side effects only in patients periodontally treated and maintained into a supportive periodontal care program.


08:30-09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00-09:15 Welcome and presentation of the lecturer Antti Niskanen
09:15-11:30 Saving severely compromised or hopeless teeth: a challenge?Dr. Pierpaolo Cortellini, Italy
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:30 Lecture continues
13:30-14:00 Coffee
14:00-16:15 Lecture continues

Date: Wednesday 22.11.2017 at 8:30-16:15

Location: Kuutio Auditorio , Nuijamiestentie 7 Helsinki

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