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Complications with surgical procedures utilizing connective tissue grafts: a follow-up of 500 consecutively treated cases.
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PMID:  16250567     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of the complications that occur after connective tissue grafts are used. Five hundred consecutively treated patients, for whom connective tissue grafts were used for root coverage or gingival augmentation, were included in this study. Complications did occur, but the rates and intensities seemed clinically acceptable. There was no pain reported in 81.4% of the patients, no bleeding in 97.0% of the patients, no infection in 99.2% of the patients, and no swelling in 94.6% of the patients. None of the factors evaluated in this study were associated with a statistically significant increase in the rate or intensity of complications. These factors included: age, sex of patient, smoking status, purpose of the graft (ie, for root coverage or for gingival augmentation), size of the recipient area, and the location of the defect being treated. Based on the results of this study, the incidence and severity of complications seemed to be clinically acceptable.
Randall J Harris; Richard Miller; Laura Harris Miller; Christopher Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of periodontics & restorative dentistry     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0198-7569     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-27     Completed Date:  2005-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200894     Medline TA:  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-59     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Periodontology, University of Nebraska School of Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Chi-Square Distribution
Connective Tissue / transplantation*
Edema / etiology
Gingiva / transplantation*
Gingival Recession / surgery*
Gingivoplasty / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative Hemorrhage
Sex Factors
Surgical Wound Infection

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