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Article: Volume 44 Number 5 Page 459 - May 2017

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Periodontics:  Dual Role of Subepithelial Connective Tissue Grafting in Regeneration of Periodontal Attachment Apparatus

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Abstract: Periodontal plastic and aesthetic surgery are gaining significant momentum owing to the increasing aesthetic demands by patients. Along with the fulfilment of aesthetic needs, it is imperative that clinicians also enhance function. From these two important viewpoints, subepithelial connective tissue grafting remains an optimum treatment choice for periodontists when treating gingival recession defects accompanied by periodontal attachment apparatus breakdown.

Clinical relevance: Subepithelial connective tissue grafting is a successful procedure in its dual role of gingival recession coverage and predictable periodontal regeneration.

Author notes: Nettemu Sunil Kumar, MDS, Assoc Prof, Head of Department, Nettem Sowmya, MDS, Assoc Prof, Vijendra Pal Singh, MDS, Assoc Prof, Department of Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College, Jalan Batu Hampar, Bukit Baru, Melaka 75150, Malaysia and Madhu B Verma, BDS, Private Practice, Lucknow, India.

Objective: To recognize the importance of periodontal regenerative and aesthetic surgical procedures.