Ultrasonographic evaluation of the titanium-prepared platelet-rich fibrin effect in free gingival graft procedures.

Koca-Ünsal R. B., Ünsal G., Kasnak G., Firatli Y., Özcan İ., Orhan K., ...More

Journal of periodontology, vol.93, no.2, pp.187-194, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jper.21-0076
  • Journal Name: Journal of periodontology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-194
  • Keywords: biomaterials, clinical trial, grafts, radiology, wound healing, CONNECTIVE-TISSUE GRAFT, KERATINIZED MUCOSA, COMPLICATIONS, DENTISTRY, PALATE, WIDTH
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background Complications after free gingival graft (FGG) operations are generally related to the donor site. The titanium-prepared, platelet-rich fibrin (T-PRF) placement in the donor site accelerate the wound healing and prevent postoperative complications such as pain and hemorrhage. We aim to evaluate the effect of T-PRF regarding vascularization and tissue thickness and to report the advantages of the ultrasonography (US) in FGG.