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Mucogingival Surgery in a Case of Chronic Desquamative Gingivitis
Checchi, Luigi/Montevecchi, Marco/Fiori, Federica
Lichen planus (LP) is an inflammatory disease of the mucosae and the skin. LP can affect different parts of the oral mucosae (OLP) and also the keratinised gingiva. The atrophic erosive form of OLP in the gingival mucosae, called chronic desquamative gingivitis, induces a particular fragility with possible recessions and associated problems of sensibility and aesthetics. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the reliability of mucogingival surgery in preventing and/or correcting the periodontal recessions of chronic desquamative gingivitis and estimate the clinical evolution in time.

Keywords: oral lichen planus, periodontal surgery, gingival recession, desquamative gingivitis