Case Report

Connective Tissue Graft (CTG): A Saviour to Regain Smile Following Complication of Modified Whale's Tail Technique  

Sachin S. Deshmukh1 , Sandeep G. Patel1 , Motilal R. Jangid1 , Ujjwala Makne Shelke1 , Bhagyashree More1 , Sandhya Rathod Chavan1 , Abhishek Singh Nayyar2
1 Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 2   doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0002
Received: 21 Mar., 2017    Accepted: 24 Apr., 2017    Published: 05 May, 2017
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Deshmukh S.S., Patel S.G., Jangid M.R., Shelke U.M., More B., Chavan S.R., and Nayyar A.S., 2017, Connective Tissue Graft (CTG): A saviour to regain smile following complication of modified Whale’s tail technique, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 7(2): 4-8 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2017.07.0002)


The etiology of gingival recession is multi-factorial while the treatment of gingival recession is based on the assessment of etiological factors and the amount of tissue involved. Modified Whale’s tail technique can be used to access the intra-bony defect following the placement of the required graft to achieve closure of the defect. The purpose of this case report is to describe the complication following modified Whale’s tail technique to achieve primary closure and thereby, leading to gingival recession in relation to right central incisor and its management with connective tissue graft (CTG) by creating a pouch in the interdental region of maxillary central incisors.

Connective Tissue Graft (CTG); Gingival recession; Modified Whale's Tail Technique
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