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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 509319, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/509319
Case Report

Esthetic Root Coverage with Double Papillary Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Report

1Department of Periodontics, Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh 507002, India
2Department of Periodontics, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal 721645, India
3Mamata Dental College, Khammam, Andhra Pradesh 507002, India

Received 8 November 2013; Accepted 19 December 2013; Published 4 February 2014

Academic Editors: P. Lopez Jornet and S. Nammour

Copyright © 2014 Ramesh Babu Mutthineni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Patients today have become excessively concerned about esthetics. These esthetic concerns of patients have become an integral part of periodontal practice. Gingival recession is an esthetic problem that can be successfully treated by means of several mucogingival surgical approaches, any of which can be used, provided that the biologic conditions for accomplishing root coverage are satisfied with no loss of soft and hard tissue height interdentally. There are currently different techniques for root coverage which include pedicle grafts, free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, and guided tissue regeneration (GTR). This paper reports a case in which a new double papillary connective tissue graft technique has been used in the treatment of gingival recession.