Evaluation of Coronally Advanced Flap In “L” Associated with Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft In the Treatments of Miller’s Class I and II Gingival Recessions

2020 • Volume 14 • Issue 3

Guilherme da Rocha Scalzer Lopes; Jefferson David Melo de Matos; Leonardo Jiro Nomura Nakano; Emanuelle Ambrosio Merlo; Juliana Candotti; Marco Antonio Bottino; Valdir Cabral Andrade & Cristiano Hooper Pascoal



To evaluate clinically the results of two surgical techniques used for root coverage, the coronally advanced flap in “L” isolated (CAF) or associated with subepithelial connective tissue graft (SCTG). The surgical procedures were performed in seventeen individuals, ten individuals in the control group (coronally advanced flap in “L”) and seven individuals in the test group (coronally advanced flap in “L” associated with SCTG), who presented Miller class I and II gingival recession. The depth gingival recession (GR) index was evaluated in the following periods: immediate preoperative and 180 postoperative days. The control group had a success rate of 85 +/- 18 % and the test group had a success rate of 95 +/- 4 %. The variable success rates (p=0.36) did not present a statistically significant difference. The isolated CAF or its association with SCTG showed favorable outcomes in the treatments of Miller’s class I and II gingival recessions.

KEY WORDS: periodontics, dental research, dentistry.


How to cite this article

LOPES, G. R. S.; MATOS, J. D. M. ; NAKANO, L. J. N.; MERLO, E. A.; CANDOTTI, J.; BOTTINO, M. A.; ANDRADE, V. C. & PASCOAL, C. H. Evaluation of coronally advanced flap in ” L ” associated with subepithelial connective tissue graft in the treatments of miller’s class i and ii gingival recessions. Int. J. Odontostomat., 13(3):457-463, 2020.


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