Evaluation of Healing at Molar Extraction Sites With and Without Ridge Preservation
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||loss of teeth due to extraction|
|Sponsor||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|Start date||October 2013|
|End date||May 2016|
|Trial size||52 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT02543398, HSC20130470H|
Following tooth extraction ridge preservation procedure have been suggested to limit bone resorptive dimensional changes to facilitate prospective implant placement. While this is particularly true for anterior teeth, no evidence is available to establish clinical guidelines in posterior sites, i.e. following molar extraction.
This research project will answer the following question:
What are the dimensional changes of the hard and soft tissues encountered following molar extractions with and without ridge preservation?
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Radiographic bone changes
time frame: 3 months after tooth extraction
Male or female participants at least 21 years old.
- Patients will be included in this study if they qualify the following inclusion criteria:
- One molar tooth that has been identified by dental faculty as requiring a single tooth extraction
- A dental implant is indicated and treatment planned to replace the missing molar tooth
- Have adequate restorative space for a dental implant-retained restoration
- Have at least 10mm of alveolar bone height, without impinging on the maxillary sinus or inferior alveolar canal.
- Obvious exclusions are patients who do not meet all the inclusion criteria or who will not cooperate with the follow-up schedule.
- Patients will not be entered who are mentally incompetent, prisoners, or pregnant.
- Pregnant women or women intending to become pregnant during the study period. As standard practice prior to dental surgery, females of child-bearing age are asked verbally if there is any possibility that they are pregnant. If not, we proceed with surgery and no pregnancy test is done. If the woman states that there is a possibility that she is pregnant, we do a urine pregnancy test to rule pregnancy in or out. So use of the urine pregnancy test is only done if she says she may be pregnant. [If needed: An over-the-counter urine pregnancy test will be provided to female subjects in the graduate periodontics clinic of UTHSCSA. Patients will be allowed access to a private restroom and the results of the tests will be read by one of the named investigators. Only those with a negative pre-operative pregnancy test will be eligible for the study.] Female patients who have undergone a hysterectomy, tubal ligation or menopause will be excluded from pregnancy testing.
- Patients who become pregnant during the study will be withdrawn and standard care will be delivered.
- Clinical and/or radiographic determinations which will preclude inclusion in this study are:
- Active localized or systemic infection other than periodontitis.
- Untreated periodontal diseases
- Inadequate bone dimensions or restorative space dimensions to place a dental implant
- Presence of a disease entity, medical condition or therapeutic regimen which decreases probability of soft tissue and bony healing, e.g., poorly controlled diabetes, chemotherapeutic and immunosuppressive agents, or autoimmune diseases.
- Positive medical history of endocarditis following oral or dental surgery.
|Official title||Evaluation of Healing at Molar Extraction Sites With and Without Ridge Preservation|
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