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Amniotic Membrane In Palatal Epithelial-Connective Tissue Reconstruction

Authors Martelloni M, Montagner G, Trojan D, Abate R

Received 24 April 2019

Accepted for publication 22 October 2019

Published 19 November 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 349—354


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ronald Prineas

Mario Martelloni,1 Giulia Montagner,2 Diletta Trojan,2 Roberta Abate3

1Private Dental Practice, Roma 00179, Italy; 2Treviso Tissue Bank Foundation Onlus, Treviso, 31100, Italy; 3Private Dental Practice, Roma 00132, Italy

Correspondence: Diletta Trojan
Fondazione Banca dei Tessuti di Treviso Onlus, Piazzale Ospedale, 1, Treviso 31100, Italy
Tel +39 0422 322951
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Abstract: Mucogingival surgery has the objective to obtain coverage of the recession, with a favorable long-term prognosis, but also to minimize postoperative problems and surgery-related risks. Human amniotic membrane is increasingly employed for periodontal tissue repair in order to promote epithelialization and to reduce pain and scar tissue formation. A 38-year-old female patient reports dental hypersensitivity resulting from gingival recession affecting tooth 4.1. A mucogingival surgical procedure was proposed and a partial-thickness flap of epithelial-connective tissue was harvested from the palate and grafted on to the receiving site. The amniotic membrane was positioned at the donor site to reduce postoperative morbidity and to encourage rapid palatal healing. One week after the application of HAM (human amniotic membrane), the wound was healed and 1 month after the donor site was completely re-epithelialized. The present case report suggests that in the surgical treatment of gingival recession with palatal epithelial-connective tissue graft, HAM promotes rapid epithelialization of the palatal donor site wound with a reduction in morbidity.

Keywords: gingival recession, amniotic membrane, palatal epithelial-connective tissue, human tissue

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