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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 126-30
Root coverage with free gingival autografts--a clinical study.


Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Animal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai, India

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D Deepalakshmi
Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Animal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.29876

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AIM: To assess the percentage of root coverage with autogenous free gingival grafts. MATERIALS & METHODS: Ten non-smoking patients with Miller's class I or class II recessions were included in the study. The clinical parameters such as recession depth, recession width, probing pocket depth, clinical attachment level and width of the keratinized gingiva were recorded at the baseline, at the end of 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after the surgical procedure. Autogenous free gingival grafts harvested from the palatal mucosa were used to cover the denuded roots. RESULTS: Four out of ten sites showed 100% root coverage. A mean percentage of 80.3% of root coverage was achieved.


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