RECESSION COVERAGE BY USING 2 DIFFERENT MINIMAL INVASIVE TECHNIQUES- PIN HOLE VERSUS MCAT: A CASE REPORT

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Dr Roopse Singh
Dr. Nancy Saxena
Dr Mehvish Saleem
Dr Simran Mishra
Dr Mayur Kaushik

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Gingival recession, the apical shift of the gingival margin, results in root surface exposure. Its aetiology is multifactorial, including teeth position within the dental arch, bony dehiscence, alveolar mucosa thickness, incorrect toothbrushing, orthodontic treatment, and periodontal disease. With the introduction of minimally invasive surgery, various techniques proposed for managing Gingival recession minimize patient morbidity and maximize surgical outcomes. The present case report includes two patients with primary complaint of sensitivity and poor aesthetics in the upper front teeth regions. In one patient, Pin Hole technique was planned, while in the other patient, Modified Coronally Advanced Tunnel (MCAT) was performed. Post-operative healing was uneventful, with significant recession reduction in both the cases and an increase in the width of the attached gingiva at both sites. Gingival recession, apart from posing as an aesthetic complication, also results in tooth sensitivity. This makes the management of Gingival recession very important for which multiple treatment modalities are available. The current case report highlights the success of the two minimally invasive techniques in managing isolated gingival recession

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