Treatment of a single gingival recession with a subepithelial connective tissue graft with a double papilla flap: A case report

Claudia Amaya Bautista, Emilio A. Cafferata, Rolando Vernal, Angélica M. Cárdenas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Gingival recessions are widely prevalent deformities that affect the normal position of the gingiva and cause exposure of the tooth root, and are often associated with unsatisfactory aesthetics and dentin hypersensitivity. The double papilla technique for root covering is a periodontal plastic surgery technique recommended for the treatment of gingival recessions. In this case report, we show the clinical results after a 12-month follow-up of a root-covering procedure in an upper canine affected by a gingival recession. A 56-year-old patient presenting a Cairo type I gingival recession on the vestibular surface of tooth 23 was treated with a one-stage surgical procedure, carried out using the double papilla technique in combination with a partially epithelialized connective tissue graft, reaching 100% root coverage. After a 12-month follow-up, this technique showed highly successful results both in 100% coverage of the defect and in long-term stability and aesthetics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open Medical Case Reports
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2022

Keywords

  • Gingival recession
  • connective tissue graft
  • double papilla
  • periodontal plastic surgery
  • root covering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Treatment of a single gingival recession with a subepithelial connective tissue graft with a double papilla flap: A case report'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this