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Use of Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft for Root Coverage

Sheela Kumar Gujjari, MB Harsha, Deepak Prasad

Citation Information : Gujjari SK, Harsha M, Prasad D. Use of Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft for Root Coverage. World J Dent 2011; 2 (2):159-162.

DOI: 10.5005/wjoud-2-2-159

License: CC BY-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Until recently, periodontal therapy was predominantly focused on establishing biologically and functionally stable periodontium. The presence of mucogingival problems and gingival recession around anterior teeth exemplifies a situation in which a treatment modality that addresses not only biological and functional but also esthetic demands are required from the periodontist. The advent of procedure such as subepithelial connective tissue graft in the mid-1980s and its various modifications thereafter, have led to improved and more predictable outcomes of root coverage. Thus, the present day clinicians have become more capable of addressing the esthetic demands of their patients. This case report shows the usage of subepithelial connective tissue graft for root coverage of upper right first premolar, which shows successful root coverage with a stable result. The technique used here created a healthy, functional and esthetic gingival unit that appeared resistant to further breakdown at a 6-month follow-up.

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