Management of localised gingival recession by pouch and tunnel technique with subepithelial connective tissue graft
Bhagwat Nikita, Mhaske Maya
Introduction: Gingival recession is characterized by the apical migration of the gingival margin, exposing the root surface. Cosmetic treatments have become an integral part of periodontal treatment. One of the commonly used aesthetic periodontal procedures is covering of denuded root surface. The indications to cover the root surface exposed by gingival recession include aesthetic, root sensitivity, prevention and management of root caries and prevention of periodontal disease progression in areas where oral hygiene cannot be maintained properly.
Materials and Methods: A 32 years female patient participated in the study with buccal gingival Miller’s class III recession on 11 region. Ophthalmic surgical blades were used for surgical procedure along with 5-0 polypropylene suture.
Conclusion: It may be concluded that this new technique has shown that sub epithelial connective tissue graft in treatment of root coverage can give a very predictable result.
Bhagwat Nikita, Mhaske Maya. Management of localised gingival recession by pouch and tunnel technique with subepithelial connective tissue graft. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 42-46