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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 548-554

Subepithelial connective tissue graft in the management of gingival recession: A 4-year follow-up of a case

1 Department of Periodontology & Community Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Federal Medical Centre, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
3 Department of Periodontology & Community Dentistry College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Department of Periodontology & Community Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan
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DOI: 10.4103/1115-2613.278648

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Gingival recession may cause aesthetic challenge for affected individuals, which may be the reason for definitive treatment. Other possible side effect is that because of the exposure of the root surface, it may predispose to root caries and dentinal hypersensitivity. Many surgical procedures have been described as part of the options for the management of gingival recession, the use of subgingival connective tissue is one of such surgical methods. This report describes a case of a gingival recession managed with the use of subepithelial connective tissue graft. The main reason for the surgical intervention was the concern of the patient and the tendency for progression of the recession. Connective tissue was sourced from the palate and sutured in the recipient site with a 4.0 vicryl suture. The case had been followed up for 4 years with good root coverage (100%) and colour match. The resulting improved aesthetics has enhanced the selfimage of the patient.

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