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Are Results for Enamel Matrix Derivative (Emdogain) comparable to Connective Tissue Grafting at 10 years?

METHODS:
10 years after the original surgery for gingival recession, 10 of 17 patients were returned for follow-up evaluation. Among the parameters measured at 10 years: Percent root coverage, gingival recession depth, probing depths , width of keratinized tissue and clinical attachment levels.

RESULTS:
No difference between Emdogain and Coronally Advanced Flap when compared to Connective Tissue and Coronally Advanced Flap for all measured parameters.

CONCLUSIONS:
Both procedures are equally clinically effective and stable at 10 years for the treatment of Miller class I and II recession defects.

DR. GABRAEL’S COMMENTS:
Important long term data. Gains in root coverage appear stable at 10 years for both treatment modalities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION REFER TO:
Evaluation of human recession defects treated with coronally advanced flaps and either enamel matrix derivative or connective tissue: Comparison of clinical parameters at 10 years.

Journal of Periodontology November 2012, Vol.83, No.11, Pages 1353- 1362

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