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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 156-160

Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of a GTR membrane (HEALIGUIDE® ) and demineralised bone matrix (OSSEOGRAFT® ) as a space maintainer in the treatment of Miller's Class I gingival recession


1 Department of Periodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Uhandi, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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T Avaneendra
Department of Periodontics, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, 2/102, East Coast Road, Uhandi, Chennai - 600 119, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.84386

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Background: Periodontal plastic surgical procedures aimed at coverage of exposed root surface have evolved into routine treatment modalities. The present study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and predictability of using a collagen barrier along with a demineralized bone matrix in the treatment of recession defects in a single surgical procedure. Materials and Methods: Seventeen patients with Miller's class I recession were treated with a combination of a collagen barrier used along with a bone graft and coronally advanced flap technique. Clinical parameters were recorded at baseline, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months. Results: The study showed a highly significant reduction in the recession depth (70.29 ± 21.96%) at the end of the study. This study showed that the use of this technique for recession coverage is highly predictable and highly esthetic root coverage can be obtained.


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