PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 1     3. Apr. 2008
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 5 (2008), No. 1  (03.04.2008)

Page 29-33

Double lateral sliding bridge flap for the coverage of denuded roots: two case reports
Vijayalakshmi, Rajaram / Uma, Sudhakar / Saravanakumar, Ravindran / Ramakrishnan, Thyagarajan / Emmadi, Pamela / Anitha, Vijayarangan
Root coverage has become an important aspect of periodontal plastic surgery. It is a challenge in thepresence of a high frenal pull and inadequate attached gingiva. This article reports two such cases ofgingival recession, which have been treated with double lateral sliding bridge flaps. The main advan-tages of this technique are that it doesn't require a separate frenectomy procedure and it can be usedto cover multiple gingival recession defects, without a second surgical site. The two treated casesdemonstrated adequate root coverage and increase in width of the attached gingiva at 6 monthsfollow-up.

Keywords: bridge flap, pedicle flap, root coverage