CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-78

Double papilla flap technique for dual purpose


1 Department of Periodontics, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, India
2 Department of Periodontics, CKS Teja Institute of Dental Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.99888

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Marginal tissue recession exposes the anatomic root on the teeth, which gives rise to ­common patient complaints. It is associated with sensitivity, tissue irritation, cervical abrasions, and esthetic concerns. Various types of soft tissue grafts may be performed when recession is deep and marginal tissue health cannot be maintained. Double papilla flap is an alternative technique to cover isolated recessions and correct gingival defects in areas of insufficient attached gingiva, not suitable for a lateral sliding flap. This technique offers the advantages of dual blood supply and denudation of interdental bone only, which is less susceptible to permanent damage after surgical exposure. It also offers the advantage of quicker healing in the donor site and reduces the risk of facial bone height loss. This case report presents the advantages of double papilla flap in enhancing esthetic and functional outcome of the patient.


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