JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-113

Whale's tail technique

Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSSAHER Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. H Manohar Sharma
Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSSAHER, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_19_19

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The aim of this case report was to describe the efficacy of modified Whale's tail technique in the treatment of wide intrabony defect in the esthetic zone. A systemically healthy 42-year-old female reported with a complaint of spacing between her upper front teeth. Intraoral examination revealed a midline diastema with a deep periodontal pocket in relation to the maxillary left central incisor and a radiographic evidence of vertical bone loss. The modified Whale's tail technique was used, and alloplastic bone graft material was placed. After 6 months, there was a reduction in pocket depth and radiographic evidence of bone fill.

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