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Mucogingival Aesthetic Surgery For An Isolated Denuded Root: A Complete Root Coverage Procedure

Sai Anusuya G, Jacob Raja S.A, Joann Pauline George, Johnson Raja J

Keywords : gingival recession, mucogingival aesthetic surgery, root coverage, lateral pedicle graft

Citation Information : G SA, S.A JR, George JP, J JR. Mucogingival Aesthetic Surgery For An Isolated Denuded Root: A Complete Root Coverage Procedure. 2016; 6 (1):24-29.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-6-1-24

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Gingival augmentation coronal to the recession (root coverage) has become an important treatment modality because of increasing cosmetic and functional demands. In the selection of treatment procedures factors such as depth and width of gingival recession, availability of donor tissue, tooth position, root prominence, presence of muscle attachments and aesthetics has to be taken into consideration. A 25-year old male patient presented with Miller class II gingival recession in tooth no 33. His main concern was unpleasant elongated tooth appearance. Lateral pedicle graft root coverage procedure was selected and complete root coverage was obtained (favourable prognosis) with excellent prognostic scoring.

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