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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2016 ) > List of Articles


Pouch Technique - A Pragmatic Approach for Gingival Recession

Pawar DD, Triveni MG, Tarun Kumar AB, Mehta DS

Keywords : gingival recession, root coverage, pouch technique, connective tissue graft

Citation Information : DD P, MG T, AB TK, DS M. Pouch Technique - A Pragmatic Approach for Gingival Recession. 2016; 6 (1):34-39.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-6-1-34

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-08-2020

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


The quest for predictable clinical solutions to the problem of gingival recession has led to several important surgical advances this past decade. Site preparation for root coverage procedure has evolved from the original surgical dissection of an open vascular bed, used for the placement of an exposed graft overlying the recipient bed, to the coronally advanced flap and tunnel methods used for submerged grafts. The Pouch and Tunnel technique along with the use of a subepithelial connective graft has proven several benefits including early tissue healing, esthetic results and good patient cooperation. This article emphasizes on the effectiveness of using the pouch technique which improves the success rate for treating gingival recession in a series of 3 cases.

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