Periodontal plastic surgery procedures reduce localized gingival recession defects Critical Summary Prepared by: David Kim DDS, DMSc 

A Critical Summary of:

Root-coverage procedures for the treatment of localized recession-type defects: a Cochrane systematic review

Chambrone L, Sukekava F, Araujo MG, Pustiglioni FE, Chambrone LA, Lima LA. Journal of Periodontology. 2010;81(4):452-78

Published Date: 7/7/2011

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  • Systematic Review Conclusion:

    Periodontal plastic surgery (PPS) procedures can be used to treat localized recession-type defects effectively.

  • Critical Summary Assessment:

    Evidence from 24 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) suggests that PPS procedures improve clinical parameters such as root coverage and gain in clinical attachment level and keratinized tissue width, but how patients perceive the effect of the treatment is not clear.

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