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J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2009 Jan;13(1):50-4. doi: 10.4103/0972-124X.51897.

Platelet-rich-fibrin: A novel root coverage approach.

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Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Madhuravoyal, Chennai - 600 095, India.


Treatment of gingival recession has become an important therapeutic issue due to increasing cosmetic demand. Multiple surgical procedures have been developed to obtain predictable esthetic root coverage. More specifically, after periodontal regenerative surgery, the aim is to achieve complete wound healing and regeneration of the periodontal unit. A recent innovation in dentistry is the preparation and use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentrated suspension of the growth factors, found in platelets. These growth factors are involved in wound healing and postulated as promoters of tissue regeneration. This paper reports the use of PRF membrane for root coverage on the labial surfaces of the mandibular anterior teeth. This was accomplished using laterally displaced flap technique with platelet rich fibrin (PRF) membrane at the recipient site.


Plasma rich-derivative (PRF membrane); recession; regeneration; repair

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