Post-operative morbidity following the use of the inverted periosteal graft: A case series

Gazal Kaushalendra Gupta, Mihir Raghavendra Kulkarni, Betsy Sara Thomas

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Post-operative complications following flap surgeries or mucogingival procedures are important factors influencing patient′s perception of periodontal procedures. Hence, it is important to foresee such complications and take adequate measures pre- and post-operatively. We treated five consecutive cases of gingival recession in the maxillary canine-premolar area using the inverted periosteal graft with a coronally positioned flap technique. Following each of these surgeries, the patients complained of post-operative swelling the next day involving the canine space or buccal space area. The swelling persisted for at least 5 days, however, it was painless. This paper highlights the post-operative complications associated with the said procedure and makes a case for detail enquiry in the form of controlled studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Indian Society of Periodontology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics


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