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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 473689, 6 pages
Case Report

Gingival Cyst of the Adult as Early Sequela of Connective Tissue Grafting

1Division of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
2Private Practice, San Jose, Costa Rica

Received 19 May 2015; Accepted 23 June 2015

Academic Editor: Jiiang H. Jeng

Copyright © 2015 Mariana Gil Escalante and Dimitris N. Tatakis. 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.


The subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG) is a highly predictable procedure with low complication rate. The reported early complications consist of typical postsurgical sequelae, such as pain and swelling. This case report describes the development and management of a gingival cyst following SCTG to obtain root coverage. Three weeks after SCTG procedure, a slightly raised, indurated, ~5 mm diameter asymptomatic lesion was evident. Excisional biopsy was performed and the histopathological evaluation confirmed the gingival cyst diagnosis. At the 1-year follow-up, the site had complete root coverage and normal tissue appearance and the patient remained asymptomatic.