Harvesting Free Palatal Masticatory Mucosal Graft Using 3a Mucotome
Amit Arvind Agrawal* and Amit Sope
Department of Periodontics and Implantology, MGV’s KBH Dental College and Hospital, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amit Arvind Agrawal
MDS, M Phil, MGV’s KBH Dental College and Hospital
Nashik, Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 06, 2016; Accepted Date: May 10, 2016; Published Date: May 18, 2016
Citation: Agrawal A A, Sope A (2016) Harvesting Free Palatal Masticatory Mucosal Graft Using 3a Mucotome. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 4:197. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000197
Copyright: © 2016 Agrawal A A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Free masticatory mucosal grafts are frequently being used in various indications during periodontal plastic surgeries. It can be procured from donor site, usually the palate, using scalpels, gingivectomy knife or palatal shaving knife. However, drawbacks of previous methods for procuring free masticatory mucosal graft motivated the idea to utilize a new device to obtain a more uniform graft with lesser time and efforts.
Aims and objective: This article intend to discuss the technical details and clinical application of the proposed ‘3A mucotome’ in two cases having gingival recession with associated mucogingival deformity.
Case series: Post-operative follow-up of two cases, at 1.5 and 1 year respectively, showed satisfactory increase in width of attached gingiva and root coverage.
Conclusion: The wider range of blade adaptation to the palate was the main thrust of this device modification. In addition to this, the precise cutting of the instrument and satisfactory control over its movement produced grafts of uniform thickness and without macrolacerations.