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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 790-792

Periodontal microsurgery: A case report

Department of Periodontics and Implantology, Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, Kavalapur, Sangli, Maharashtra, India

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Saurabh Dilip Bhandari
Department of Periodontics, Vasantdada Patil Dental College and Hospital, A/P Kavalapur, Sangli 416 306, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.124511

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The purpose of this article is to limelight the benefit of periodontal microsurgery in the surgical disciplines. It reviews the benefits and potential applications of magnification and microsurgery in the specialty of periodontics and a case report on microsurgical approach for free gingival graft surgery in the treatment of gingival recession. The increased demand for mucogingival esthetics has required the optimization of periodontal procedures. Microsurgery is a minimally invasive technique that is performed with the surgical microscope and adapted instruments and suture materials. Although this hardware and knowledge of various operations are necessary to achieve patient esthetic expectations, clinicians must be willing to undergo an extended period of systematic training to become familiar with novel operating procedures and instruments. This article describes the application of the surgical microscope to provide enhanced perioplastic treatment.

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