Author : BALIGA, DR. VIDYA SUDHINDRA
Comparative Evaluation Of Effectiveness Of Pinhole Surgical Technique With Coronally Advanced Flap For The Treatment Of Gingival Recession Defects In Humans- A Clinical Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 2011-2017
Introduction : Gingival recession is seen commonly in the overall population and often is an indication.to the patient to pursue treatment for denuded roots due to hypersensitivity and/ to improve aesthetics. It is a constantly developing and growing research field. In order to avoid progress of recession. A surgical procedure that deal with all the GR defects in a single visit, that is easy, practical, operator friendly, not requiring a second surgical site, time efficient, and most significantly, meet up the patient’s esthetic concerns is a desirable option. Aim/ Objectives : To evaluate the effectiveness Of Pinhole Surgical Technique with Coronally Advanced Flap for the treatment of gingival recession defects for root coverage (RC), improvement in relative attachment level (RAL), increase in width of keratinized gingiva (WKG) and gingival thickness. Methodology : 20 healthy patients with class I or class II recession will be assigned randomly to either pinhole surgical technique or coronally advanced flap. Follow up of 1, 3 and 6 months will be done. Results: At 6 months improvement in RC, RAL and the amount of WKG. Along with improvement in gingival thickness will also be seen. Plaque index and Bleeding index will be reduced at 6 months. Conclusion : In this study we will try to achieve practicability of a novel invasive approach of pinhole technique to root exposure in Class I or II type of GR defects and to compare this technique with CAF with PRF procedure for root coverage.