BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5800
  • Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)

Aesthetic management of gingival recession by root biomodification with carbon dioxide laser and subepithelial connective tissue graft with lateral repositioned flap technique

  1. Rameshwari Singhal
  1. Periodontics Department, C.S.M. Medical University, Lucknow, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pavitra Kumar Rastogi, drpavitrarastogi{at}


Localised gingival recessions continue to represent an important aesthetic condition requiring treatment in periodontics. Various techniques have been tried to treat exposed root surfaces to improve aesthetics with high percentage of success and minimal discomfort. Root biomodification is done to improve the predictability of these procedures. This clinical report describes periodontal plastic procedure involving subepithelial connective tissue graft with lateral repositioned flap technique and root biomodification with CO2 laser for the management of gingival recession.


  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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