CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2017; 07(01): 069-073
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708700
Case Report

Coronally advanced flap as a root coverage procedure in treatment of class I gingival recession defects - A report of two cases

Anahita Punj
1  Postgraduate, Department of Periodontology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore
Amitha Ramesh
2  Professor, Department of Periodontology, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Deralakatte, Mangalore
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Gingival recession is defined as the apical migration of the gingival margin beyond the cementenamel junction (CEJ). This results in the exposure of tooth roots which is aesthetically unpleasing and can also result in tooth hypersensitivity. A number of surgical procedures have been used to obtain root coverage. The aim of the present article was to evaluate the coverage of labial gingival recession defects with coronally advanced flap procedure in two cases with labial gingival recession.

Two male patients (32 year and 52 year old) were treated for root coverage with coronally advanced flap in maxillary right first molar (16), second premolar (15) and maxillary left incisor (22) and canine (23) region respectively.

In both the cases, root coverage of the labial recession defects was observed.

Publication History

Received: 18 July 2016

Accepted: 05 February 2017

Publication Date:
22 April 2020 (online)

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