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BACKGROUND The treatment of buccal gingival recessions is a common requirement due to aesthetic concern or root sensitivity. The aim of this manuscript was to systematically review the literature on coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone or in combination with tissue grafts, barrier membranes (BM), enamel matrix derivative (EMD) or other material for treating(More)
BACKGROUND This clinical controlled study was designed to measure the tension of coronally advanced flaps (CAF) performed to treat shallow gingival recessions and to compare the recession reduction (Rec Red) achieved in a test group (flaps with tension) and in a control group (flaps without tension) 3 months after surgery. METHODS Eleven patients, aged 22(More)
AIM The aim of this long-term study was to compare the clinical outcomes of coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone versus coronally advanced flap plus connective tissue graft (CAF+CTG) in the treatment of multiple gingival recessions using a split-mouth design over 5 years of follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 13 patients (mean age 31.4 years)(More)
AIM The aims of this study were to identify the most cited articles in Periodontology published from January 1990 to March 2005; and to analyse the differences between citation Classics and less cited articles. MATERIAL AND METHODS The search was carried out in four international periodontal journals: Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The great challenge in clinical periodontology is assigning a prognosis to a periodontally affected patient. Many different factors can affect the long-term maintenance of periodontally compromised teeth. The main questions usually considered by the periodontist are: 1) Will a tooth lose more bone in the future? 2) Will the tooth itself be lost(More)
AIMS This parallel-group, multi-centre, double-blind, randomized-controlled clinical trial was undertaken to compare the clinical outcomes and patient morbidity of coronally advanced flap (CAF) alone or in combination with a connective tissue graft (CAF+CTG) in single Miller Class I and II gingival recessions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three centres enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this Systematic Review (SR) was to assess the clinical efficacy of periodontal plastic surgery procedures in the treatment of localized gingival recessions (Rec) with or without inter-dental clinical attachment loss (iCAL). MATERIAL AND METHODS Electronic and hand searches were performed to identify randomized clinical trials (RCTs)(More)
UNLABELLED The use of chlorhexidine (CHX) has been recommended for a number of clinical applications including plaque control in the post-operative period. However, the use of CHX is burdened by some side effects that could affect the compliance of the patient. The aim of this clinical trial was to evaluate the side effects, the staining in particular, the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of the bone augmentation procedure at dehiscence or fenestration defects in one-stage implant insertion and to evaluate which is the most effective procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review of articles selected from MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and Google Scholar was(More)
This clinical study was designed to determine whether the thickness of the flap can influence root coverage when gingival recessions associated with traumatic toothbrushing are treated using a coronally advanced flap (CAF). Nineteen patients, aged from 25 to 57 years, with high levels of oral hygiene (full-mouth plaque scores <20%) were selected for the(More)