Root coverage using the subepithelial connective tissue graft or the acellular dermal matrix for the treatment of gingival recession: A clinical study

Shula Zuleika Sumana, Sri Lelyati, Robert Lessang

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Abstract

Objective: This study aims to evaluate periodontal clinical conditions after treatment for gingival recession (GR) using subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) and acellular dermal matrix (ADM). Methods: Ten patients with Miller’s Class I and II recessions that had been treated with SCTG or ADM at the Periodontics Outpatient Department at Universitas Indonesia were selected for this study. The pre-operative data for GR, clinical attachment levels (CAL), and attached gingiva (AG) were retrieved from the patients’ medical records. The patients were recalled and the post-operative data were recorded. Results: The application of SCTG and ADM yields significant changes to GR, CAL, and AG levels. A comparison of two groups at the post-operative assessment stage showed no statistically significant differences, in terms of GR, CAL, and AG. Conclusion: SCTG and ADM yield similar outcomes in the treatment of GR. As such, ADM may be suggested as an alternative to SCTG for root coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-23
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Volume9
Issue numberSpecial Issue 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Acellular dermal matrix
  • Gingival recession
  • Root coverage
  • Subepithelial connective tissue graft

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