MANAGEMENT OF GINGIVAL RECESSION WITH A MOTHER’S TOUCH
Dr EBENEZER, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / READER
ADHI PARASAKTHI DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL, India
Aim : This case report will provide a proof by illustrating the effect of amniotic membrane in guided tissue regeneration while treating gingival recession.
Gingival recession is simply the exposure of root surface by an apical shift in the position of the gingiva. It can lead to complications such as root sensitivity, root caries and tooth discoloration in addition to problems in aesthetic appearance. Periodontal plastic surgical procedures are performed to treat gingival recession leading to restoration of the gingival margin to the cemento enamel junction (CEJ) along with periodontal regeneration. Various procedures such as free gingival graft, lateral pedicle flap, connective tissue graft, coronally displaced flap and double papilla have produced predictable root coverage. But the healing results in the formation of long junctional epithelium with less amount of connective tissue attachment. In 1990, Tinti and Vincenzi introduced the principles of Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR). The membranes used in GTR have evolved over the years. Recently, amniotic membrane has been used as an adjunct in treating recession defects. It contains growth factors and foetal mesenchymal stem cells which may aid in periodontal regeneration.
Gingival recession, guided tissue regeneration, amniotic membrane #WORLDENTORAL