Minimal intervention periodontal plastic surgeries: Current status and future perspective
Teerthanker Mahaveer University, India
: Dent Health Curr Res
Esthetically pleasing smile involves harmony of lips, gingiva and teeth in esthetic zone. Color and shape of the gingival tissue greatly influence the esthetic of smile. Gingival recession, asymmetrical gingival contour, gingival clefts, dehiscence and fenestration etc in esthetic zone poses the greatest challenge to a clinician. Majority of periodontal plastic surgery are undertaken to treat or prevent gingival deformities. Microsurgical techniques have been performed routinely for the management of periodontal problems with promising results. Soft tissue manipulation in endodontically involved teeth is challenging as it poses varying degrees of hard and soft tissue destruction. Minimally invasive modified periodontal techniques have demonstrated positive results for the management of various endo-perio problems, improving patients smile restoring the functions.
Ranjana Mohan is working as a Vice-Principal, Professor and Head, Postgraduate teacher in the Dept. of Periodontology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad in Northern India. She has obtained her Master’s degree from the most prestigious Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Bombay University, India in 1983. She has won various National and International awards in the field of Periodontology and has more than 70 publications in reputed journals to her credit. She has developed a keen interest in Minimal Intervention Periodontal procedures following the training of Carl Zeiss Academy at Switzerland for “Microsurgery and Microsuturing” and implementing the techniques in routine clinical practice.