A comparative study of coronally advanced flaps with and without the addition of enamel matrix deriative in the treatment of marginal tissue recession

Marco A. Cueva, Farhard E. Boltchi, William W. Hallmon, Martha E. Nunn, Francisco Rivera-Hidalgo, Terry Rees

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Background: The primary aim of this randomized, controlled, clinical investigation was to evaluate the differences in clinical parameters of root coverage procedures utilizing coronally advanced flaps (CAF) with and without enamel matrix derivative (EMD). Another aim was to evaluate if EMD can influence keratinization of tissues utilizing these procedures. Methods: Fifty-eight contralateral sites in 17 patients with ≥2 mm of Miller Class I, II, and III buccal marginal tissue recession were treated. Test sites received CAF plus EMD while control sites were treated with CAF only, with each patient serving as his own control. Patients were followed for 3 and 6 months. All data were analyzed using the method of generalized estimating equations. A P value

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-956
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of periodontology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Periodontics

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