A case of recurrent abscess was seen in a 28 year old male driver with poor oral hygiene and copious amounts of supragingival and subgingival plaque and calculus. Clinically there was evidence of moderate amount of bone loss which was f ascertained by radiographic examination by utilising Gutta Percha point no. 30 as radio opaque marker. The patient was then educated about the shortcomings of his oral hygiene routine and advised oral prophylaxis along with surgical treatment. A modified Kirkland flap procedure was performed whereupon it was seen that a vertical defect was present mesial to the lower right lateral incisor. Subsequently bone grafting was done with an alloplastic graft material with further restorative treatment planned at follow up.
KEYWORDS: Periodontal abscess, angular bone loss, alloplastic graft material, pus