Connective tissue graft for root coverage in anterior mandible using a tunneling technique: Case rep
Gingival retractions are multifactorial in etiology, but we can highlight brushing trauma, orthodontic history and sequelae as the main causal factors. The aim of the present study is to demonstrate a case of root covering on tooth 41, which presented a gingival recession Class II of Miller (recession type 1 of Cairo), using subepithelial connective tissue, by a technique considered to be noninvasive due to the non-opening of the flap (tunneling technique), aided by a micro-blade. Furthermore, it was assessed the post-operate management. After incision in the gingival margin to the alveolar mucosa, to release the gingival joint, the connective tissue was inserted and stabilized with the aid of sutures. Incision bases were sutured to provide flap stability. After the procedure, root coverage was observed around 80% of the root of the dental element. The clinical case has a follow-up of one year postoperatively. It was concluded that the tunneling technique, when well-indicated, may be used for unitary root coverage.