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World J Stomatol. May 20, 2015; 4(2): 37-38
Published online May 20, 2015. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v4.i2.37
Periosteal pedicle graft for the treatment of gingival recession: A viable alternative to sub-epithelial connective tissue graft
Ajay Mahajan
Ajay Mahajan, Himachal Pradesh Government Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla 171001, India
Author contributions: Mahajan A solely contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Ajay Mahajan, Himachal Pradesh Government Dental College and Hospital, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla 171001, India. julius05@rediffmail.com
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Received: December 31, 2014
Peer-review started: January 1, 2015
First decision: February 7, 2015
Revised: March 20, 2015
Accepted: April 10, 2015
Article in press: April 12, 2015
Published online: May 20, 2015

Treating gingival recessions is important to satisfy the functional and aesthetic needs of the patients. Among various available techniques to treat gingival recessions, the subepithelial connective tissue graft technique is still considered to be the best despite its inherent disadvantages. The recent innovation utilising periosteum as a pedicle graft to treat gingival recession defects has drawn considerable attention and may provide a viable alternative to subepithelial connective tissue graft.

Keywords: Periosteal pedicle graft, Gingival, Recession, Connective tissue, Graft

Core tip: The periosteal pedicle graft (PPG) is an emerging technique to treat gingival recession defects and has advantages over subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). The technique not only provides a viable treatment option to manage gingival recessions without involving two surgical sites and additional cost but also produced results which have raised the question whether PPG can replace SCTG in near future?