Root coverage with laterally positioned flap

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Edition V06N04 | Year 2012 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 86 to 92

Léo Guimarães Soares, Lisiane Castagna, Celso Renato de Souza Resende, Denise Gomes da Silva, Eduardo Muniz Barretto Tinoco, Márcio Eduardo Vieira Falabella

Gingival recession is a common clinical condition that brings esthetic discomfort, sensitivity, among other problems. Looking for a satisfactory outcomes both esthetically and functionally, several techniques have been proposed to root coverage, including the laterally positioned flap — which is a pedicle graft technique that, despite some limitations and a few indications, may achieve good outcomes in some cases. Due to the lack of predictability, the treatment of class III gingival recession is considered a major challenge for dental professionals; thus in the case reported in this paper, we aimed the root coverage in a class III by means of the laterally positioned flap technique.

Gingival recession, Periodontics, Dentin sensitivity,

Soares LG, Castagna L, Resende CRS, Silva DG, Tinoco EMB, Falabella MEV. Root coverage with laterally positioned flap. Dental Press Implantol. 2012 Oct-Dec;6(4):86-92.

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