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Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8     4. June 2010
Quintessence Int 41 (2010), No. 7-8  (04.06.2010)

Page 547-549, PubMed:20614040

A new technique for root coverage using buccal fat pad - A short case report
Kumari, Burnice Nalina / Thiagarajan, Ramakrishnan / Narayanan, Vivek / Devadoss, Pradeep / Mammen, Biju / Emmadi, Pamela
Gingival recession presents a multifactorial etiology that may be associated with anatomical, physiologic, or pathologic factors. Several surgical techniques are described to manage the gingival recession. The buccal fat pad is a specialized organized fat tissue that maintains its volume and structure over a long period of time. It can also serve as a wellvascularized, readily obtainable local flap for reconstructive purposes as root coverage for severe recession defects, increasing the dimensions of keratinized mucosa. The aim of this case report is to establish a new technique for root coverage using pedicled buccal fat pad in Miller Class III recession on the maxillary right first molar.

Keywords: buccal fat pad, gingival recession, root coverage