Treatment of Localized Gingival Recessions Using Gingival Unit Grafts: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Kuru B., Yildirim S.

JOURNAL OF PERIODONTOLOGY, cilt.84, sa.1, ss.41-50, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 84 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1902/jop.2012.110685
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-50


Background: One of the success factors in periodontal plastic surgery is the synergistic relationship between involved tissues and vascular supply. Gingiva as a functional unit is unique with a specific vascular configuration and contains the supracrestal portion naturally created to survive over avascular root surfaces. The aim of this randomized controlled trial is to clinically evaluate the treatment of localized gingival recessions by using gingival unit grafts (palatal tissue involving marginal gingiva and papillae) compared with conventional palatal grafts.