Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology Twelfth Edition-Chapter 64-41a

Caption: Figure 64-41a: English surgeon’s knot has a hollow center that allows for tissue expansion without producing tissue ligation during the edema-healing phase.

Insight: Periodontal microsurgery has elevated the quality of treatment and tissue healing. The primary goals of periodontal surgery include visual access to the root surface for plaque and calculus removal and for removing pathologically altered tooth structure. Magnification greatly improves the surgeon’s ability to create a clean, smooth root surface. Ergonomic and body posture advantages also occur when using the surgical microscope. Microsurgery encourages primary wound healing and enhanced periodontal reconstruction.

Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 12th Ed
Chapter 64
Periodontal Microsurgery
Dennis A. Shanelec, Leonard S. Tibbetts, Adriana McGregor, and J. David Cross*