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Necrosis of Gingiva and Alveolar Bone Caused by Acid Etching and its Treatment with Subepithelial Connective Tissue GraftFULL TEXT
• Abdullah C. Akman, DDS •
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Intraoral examination revealed a spreading gingival ulceration and exposed alveolar bone. The patient was followed and a week later, when the gingival inflammation had decreased, periodontal surgery was performed. A full-thickness flap was raised and necrotic gingiva and bone were removed. As a result, only a narrow band of keratinized gingiva remained.
To treat the gingival recession and protect the underlying bone, a subepithelial connective tissue graft was placed during the same session. After the operation, the patient's complaints resolved. Subepithelial connective tissue graft can be an important treatment approach in cases of necrosis and gingival recession caused by the misuse of various chemicals.
MeSH Key Words: acid etching, dental; dental bonding/adverse effects; ulcer/chemically inducedReply to this article | View replies 
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