Methods: Subjects with bilateral Miller class I recession were reviewed. The patient received ADM only for one side and ADM+FDBA for the other side. Intraoral surgical stent was fabricated to measure the following data: 1. vertical gingival recession depth (VRD): the distance from the CEJ to the free gingival margin 2.clinical attachment level (CAL): the distance from the CEJ to the base of the gingival crevice; 3. probing depth (PD):the distance between the free gingival margin and the base of the gingival crevice; and 4. width of keratinized tissue (WKT): the distance from the free gingival margin to the mucogingival junction. 5. Tissue thickness. All the measurement was taken from baseline, 3 months and 6 months post surgery.
Results: There was no significant difference of VRD, CAL, PD, WKT for the patients, but the tissue thickness was significant. The both groups showed a significant gain of CAL in 3 months and 6 months and increased WKT in 6 months compared to the baseline. ADM+FDBA side showed no changes at 6 months compared to ADM only side.
Conclusions: Root coverage with ADM+FDBA has potential benefit for its stability. Further investigation including RCT will be needed to confirm the findings of this clinical cases.
Keywords: Bone, Periodontics and Periodontium-gingiva
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