Gold Standard Ctg V/S Prf For Treating Miller’s Class I Gingival Recession
Background: Gingival recession is the most common aesthetic problem addressed amongst all gingival conditions. Proper management and treatment of recession defect is essential. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of coronally advanced flap (CAF) along with connective tissue graft (CTG) and coronally advanced flap with platelet rich fibrin membrane (PRF) for treating Miller's class I gingival recession.
Materials and Methods: 20 sites with Miller's Class I gingival recessions, were selected out of which 10 sites received CAF+CAF (Group 1) and 10 sites received CTG+PRF (Group 2). Each patient had undergone an initial periodontal treatment, including oral hygiene instructions, plaque control, scaling and root planning. Clinical parameters: recession height, recession width, clinical attachment level, pocket probing depth and healing index, were recorded immediately before surgery (baseline) and post operatively after 1 month and 3 months interval period.Results: For group 1significant improvement was seen in CAL, REC-HT, REC-WD, PPD from baseline to 3 months. For group 2, significant improvement was seen only in REC-HT from baseline to 3months. Conclusion: Along with CTG and CAF, PRF may also provide advantage for recession coverage in Miller class I recession cases. Long-term trials with more sample size are needed to validate these findings.