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THE EFFECT OF PERIOSTEAL INVERTED GRAFT ON ROOT COVERAGE OUTCOMES.

Ali Dawd; Tihama Yusef.

Background: Gingival Recession defects are one of the most common defects for which patients seek periodontal treatment. Many treatment options are available for the management of gingival recession. Most of the treatments aim to treat the cause, cover the denuded root surface and produce a long term aesthetic result. The use of periosteal inverted graft is a recent innovation for the treatment of gingival recession defects and has gained much attention in a short span of time. Methods:This study was planned to evaluate the efficacy of periosteal inverted graft in Miller\\\\\\\'s class I and II single gingival recessions. This study consists of 20 cases of single gingival recession patients who came to the faculty of dentistry . The follow up includes measurement of therecession depth and width before and after 1, 3 and 6 months after the surgery. Results and conclusion : There was a statistically-significant reduction in the Gingival recession depth and gingival recession width from baseline to 6 months. The percentage of coverage after 6 months, the recession was 85.9% in class I and 82% in class II . The inverted periosteal graft can be used for the treatment of gingival recession defects successfully.

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