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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-37

Platelet-rich fibrin minimally invasive root recession soft-tissue grafting

1 Private Clinical Practice, Lake Elsinore, California, USA
2 Private Clinical Practice, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
3 Department of Periodontology, SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gregori M Kurtzman
3801 International Drive, Suite 102, Silver Spring, Maryland 20906
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/GFSC.GFSC_1_17

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A common problem encountered in every dental practice, root recession presents as an esthetic issue as well as creating exposed root surfaces that may illicit sensitivity and have greater caries potential than covered roots. Frequently, patients avoid treatment due to fear related to the traditional flap surgery approach. Technology, via biologics from the patient being treated has shifted surgical techniques to become minimally invasive, allowing lower morbidity and post-operative discomfort. The Gum Drop Technique (GDT) a papilla preservation technique, with a less invasive surgical approach utilizing PRF as the graft material with improved healing compared to packaged materials will be discussed as an alternative to traditional flap surgical approaches for root recession treatment.

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