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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-131

The periosteum inversion technique for coverage of exposed root surface of gingival recession

Department of Periodontology, Chandra Dental College and Hospital, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Awadhesh Kumar Singh
2/108, Vibhav Khand, Gomatinagar, Lucknow - 226 010, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_1_18

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Patients with gingival recession are concerned with appearance of the exposed root surface, root hypersensitivity, root surface abrasion, high incidence of root caries, compromised plaque control, and esthetically compromised restorative treatment. All of these dental problems can be resolved by surgical coverage of exposed root surface of gingival recession. The present case report was designed for the treatment of gingival recession by the periosteum inversion technique. A patient with Miller Class I gingival recession of 3.5 mm, gingival height of 2.0 mm, and probing depth of 2.0 mm was treated by the periosteum inversion technique. In this technique, partial-thickness flap was prepared and then apical to recession; periosteum was reflected and inverted on exposed root surface, which remains pedicle crestly. At the end of 12 months, 100% root surface was covered successfully with 5.5 mm of gingival height and 1.0 mm of probing depth. Thus, the periosteum inversion technique can be used for coverage of exposed root surface of gingival recession successfully.

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