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Microsurgical Approach To Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft For Treatment of Gingival Recession

Ashvini Padhye, Rashmi Hegde, S. Sumanth, Sanjeev Patil

Citation Information : Padhye A, Hegde R, Sumanth S, Patil S. Microsurgical Approach To Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft For Treatment of Gingival Recession. J Contemp Dent 2011; 1 (1):45-48.

DOI: 10.5005/jcd-1-1-45

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2003

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


Gingival recession is one of the most common mucogingival deformity and treatment should be rendered in a manner such that the best esthetic results are achieved. Periodontal plastic surgery is a rapidly emerging field, which helps us to meet this criterion. Various techniques have been employed in the past years using conventional surgical procedures to achieve coverage of denuded roots. Increased patient awareness has generated the demand for an ideal therapy encompassing the elimination of disease and the restoration of esthetics and function that is administered with minimal trauma and discomfort.. This case report throws light on the use of a surgical operating microscope to cover Miller's class I gingival recession in a maxillary left canine using the subepithelial connective tissue graft technique and its advantages over the conventional technique under normal or macro vision. Satisfactory root coverage was obtained with excellent esthetics and patient comfort.

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