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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-366
Semilunar vestibular incision technique for treatment of multiple gingival recession in maxillary teeth - An evaluative study

1 Department of Periodontology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Pondicherry University, Ariyur, Pondicherry, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Puducherry, India

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Dr. P Hema
Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Sri Venkateshwaraa Dental College, Ariyur, Pondicherry
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijdr.ijdr_560_21

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Background: Recession is a mucogingival condition affecting teeth causing hypersensitivity. Although many techniques are there for recession coverage, semilunar vestibular incision technique (SVIT) is a novel procedure for management of multiple gingival recession in maxillary teeth. Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of root coverage in maxillary teeth with multiple gingival recession using SVIT. Methodology: Twenty systemically healthy patients were recruited with Miller's class I and II gingival recessions in maxillary teeth. Parameters such as recession height (RH), recession weight (RW), avascular surface area (ASA), width of keratinized gingiva (WKG), width of attached gingiva (WAG), and clinical attachment level (CAL) were measured at baseline three and six months post-surgery. Results: The outcome measures were statistically significant at baseline, three and six months. A reduction of 86% was achieved in terms of RH and RW. Gain in WKG and WAG as achieved at six-month follow-up was 31.5% and 55%, respectively. An 87% decrease in ASA was obtained and reduction in CAL was 82.4%. Between three and six months there was a significant increase in WAG. Conclusion: SVIT results in improved measures of attached gingiva on six-month follow-up.

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