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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Advantage of Platelet-rich Fibrin and Lateral Position Pedicle Flap Technique for the Treatment of Gingival Recession

Abhishek Gautam

Keywords : Gingival recession, Lateral pedicle, Platelet-rich fibrin

Citation Information : Gautam A. Advantage of Platelet-rich Fibrin and Lateral Position Pedicle Flap Technique for the Treatment of Gingival Recession. Int J Experiment Dent Sci 2020; 9 (1):13-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10029-1204

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The main aim of the study is to analyze the adequacy of platelet-rich fibrin and lateral position pedicle flap method over laterally sliding flap technique to cure gingival recession. Background: Nowadays, second-generation platelet concentrate having autologous platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) gel along with growth factors that have cicatricle properties is being used for exposed root in dentistry. This technique is a recent invention to treat exposed roots with adequacy on various existing methods. Dentists have found numerous clinical challenges in treatment of gingival recession by laterally sliding flap technique that is being used commonly to cover isolated, denuded roots at vestibular depth. Laterally sliding flap technique has been modified due to undesirable results on the donor teeth. Due to limitations of the abovementioned methods, growth factors are found suitable in combination with surgical methods. Case description: After using platelet-rich fibrin and lateral position pedicle flap method along with autologous suspension of growth factor over laterally sliding flap technique, the patients were found stable with about 80–85% root coverage as well as satisfactory healing in gingival tissues in both donor and recipient site with no inflammation. Conclusion: This technique has very satisfactory outcome as the patients were satisfied with case resolution. Clinical significance: Second-generation platelet concentrate having autologous PRF have the properties to promote tissue repair and regeneration. This method does not have second surgical site because the donor tissue is taken from the same surgical site.


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