Root Coverage Grafting Comparing Placental Derived Membrane to Acellular Dermis Matrix: A Case Series
Stephen C. Wallace*
2525 Delaney Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Stephen C. Wallace
2525 Delaney Road, Wilmington
North Carolina 28403, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 28, 2012; Accepted date: June 06, 2012; Published date: June 12, 2012
Citation: Wallace SC (2012) Root Coverage Grafting Comparing Placental Derived Membrane to Acellular Dermis Matrix: A Case Series. Dentistry 2:137. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000137
Copyright: © 2012 Wallace SC. 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.
Gingival recession remains a widespread finding in the general patient population. A placenta-derived membrane has been introduced for treatment of recession defects but it has not been studied in comparison to acellular dermis matrix. The purpose of this case series was to evaluate results of coronally advanced flap surgery using placentaderived membranes (PM) compared to acellular dermis matrix (ADM). A split-mouth design was used in this study with 60 contralateral sites in 8 patients with Miller Class I or II recession sites. 30 sites were treated with placenta-derived membranes and were compared to 30 sites treated with acellular dermal matrix, both done with a coronally positioned flap technique. Enamel matrix derivative was applied to all root surfaces after root planing and treatment with EDTA.