Treatment of periapical inflammatory lesion with the combination of platelet-rich plasma and tricalcium phosphate: A case report

Demiralp B., Keceli H. G., MUHTAROGULLARI M., SERPER A., Demiralp B., ERATALAY K.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, vol.30, no.11, pp.796-800, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.don.0000136211.98434.66
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.796-800
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Periapical surgery is an important treatment alternative in the presence of a periapical inflammatory lesion. To achieve optimal healing and regeneration of the bone, different bone substitutes or barrier membranes can be used after degranulation of the lesion. Tricalcium phosphate (TCP) graft material is one of these substitutes. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) preparation is a new biotechnology and can be used in many different surgical procedures. It consists of thrombocyte concentrates and high amounts of growth factors (GFs), especially platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) and transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), which are important in wound healing and regeneration. In this case report, use of platelet gel in conjunction with TCP in the treatment of periapical inflammatory lesion and the results of 12 months has been reported.