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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 189-193

Free gingival grafting of single tooth recession with advanced-platelet-rich fibrin as a palatal bandage: A 12-month follow-up

Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Selangor, Malaysia

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Dr. H R Priyadarshini
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, No. 9 Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara, Selangor 47810
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_889_20

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Although techniques such as subepithelial connective tissue graft are now widely used for root coverage procedures, free gingival graft (FGG) continues to be a common mucogingival procedure used to increase keratinized tissue dimensions. However, the palatal donor site heals with secondary intention and requires a longer healing time causing more discomfort and pain to the patient. A healthy 22-year-old female patient presented with Miller's class II recession in relation to the tooth 31 with high frenal attachment and a shallow vestibule, which was treated using FGG, and the donor site was bandaged with advanced-platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF). This report evaluates the healing of the donor site over a 12-month period and assesses the root coverage as well as the postoperative discomfort after the harvesting of graft. In terms of healing, the use of A-PRF membrane as a palatal bandage appears to accelerate healing at the donor site, thereby reducing postoperative complications.

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