Point Matching Technique for Root Coverage Exposed by Visible Gingival Recession ZD13-ZD15
Dr. Awadhesh Kumar Singh,
Professor, Department of Periodontology, Chandra Dental College and Hospital, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India.
A new point matching technique as a viable and effective treatment option for coverage of root surface exposed by visible gingival
recession was designed while avoiding the complications and complaints often associated with traditional grafting procedures.
A patient with 3.5 mm of visible gingival recession of Miller class I, 4.0 mm of gingival height and 2.0 mm of probing depth was
treated by the point matching technique. At the end of one year, 100% root coverage, 5.0 mm of gingival height and 1.0 mm of
probing depth were obtained. Thus, point matching technique is a viable and effective treatment option for root coverage exposed
by visible gingival recession. The long term and more close follow-up appointments with clinical and histological studies will be
required to obtained more information about point matching technique for root coverage exposed by visible gingival recession.