Dr. Sidra Shireen , Dr. Rameesha Naeem, Dr. Amna Urooj
Introduction: The gum recession is one of the most important aesthetic problems of dental patients. Various methods have been used to treat gingival recession and to cover the exposed root. Most of these techniques are surgical. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to cover the exposed root is a new non-surgical technique. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the healing of soft tissues using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Place and Duration: The study is conducted in Dental Section of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad for duration of one year from February 2019 to January 2020. Methods: Fifty patients were divided into two groups: Group 1 (Miller Class I) with 195 recession sites and Group 2 (Miller Class II) with 223 recession sites. Platelet-rich plasma was injected at the recession site three times for three months with an interval of one month between each injection. Thereafter, the Miller grading for each site was recorded at each visit. Results: In Group 1 and after the three injections, only 6 sites remained as Miller Class I with a percentage reduction of 96.92% from Miller Class I to zero. In Group 2, only 28 sites became Miller Class zero and 90 sites remained unchanged as Miller Class II with 105 sites became Miller Class I. Conclusions: Miller Grades I and II gingival recession could be treated non-surgically with platelets rich plasma. It is safe, cheaper, easy to prepare and apply without any complications. Key words: PRP, gingival recession, platelets, plasma, non-surgical.