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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96-99

Management of gingival recession in mandibular molar using lateral pedicle flap technique

1 Department of Periodontology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

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V Priyadharshini
Department of Periodontology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pillayarkuppam, Puducherry - 607 402
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2231-6027.199985

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Gingival recession is a common mucogingival deformity, and various treatment options are available. Patients with exposed root surfaces can possibly develop root sensitivity, root caries, and pose a major esthetic problem. Among various procedures, laterally positioned pedicle graft (LPG) is a widely used technique to cover gingival recession defects. The main advantages of the LPG are that it is relatively easy, not time-consuming, produces excellent esthetic results, and no second surgical site is involved for donor harvesting. This case report presents a case of Class III gingival recession in relation to molar adjacent to an edentulous site that was successfully treated with lateral pedicle technique.

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