Oral Biol Res 2018; 42(4): 254-261  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.42.04.201812.254
Socket sealing using pedicle subepithelial connective tissue graft with tunneling in maxillary esthetic zone: Case reports
Ju-Eun Bae, Yong-Gun Kim, Jin-Woo Park, Jae-Mok Lee, Jo-Young Suh*
Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Correspondence to: Jo-Young Suh, Department of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, 2177 Dalgubeol-daero, Jung-gu, Daegu 41940, Korea. Tel: +82-53-600-7521, Fax: +82-53-427-3263, E-mail: jysuh@knu.ac.kr
Received: September 13, 2018; Revised: November 14, 2018; Accepted: November 21, 2018; Published online: December 31, 2018.
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Abstract
Reports have it that horizontal and vertical loss of the ridge happens during 6 months after tooth extraction. So valuable ridge preservation techniques are often necessary in the maxillary anterior areas. Maintaining and/or increasing blood supply and stability is essential to graft survival. The objective of this study was to determine the effect on extraction socket seal of pedicle subepithelial connective tissue graft with tunneling on maxillary esthetic zone through healing state for 8 weeks.
Keywords: Connective tissue graft, Maxilla, Palatal tunneling, Pedicled flap


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