The Vestibuloplasty Using Non-eugenol-based Non-zinc Oxide Oral Dressing Material

  • Ku, Jeong-Kui (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Dentistry) ;
  • Leem, Dae Ho (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Bioscience, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Jeonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Jeonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonbuk National University)
  • Received : 2021.05.18
  • Accepted : 2021.06.09
  • Published : 2021.06.30


This study describes a patient with insufficient vestibular depth who was operated with a vestibuloplasty using a non-eugenol-based non-zinc oxide oral dressing material. Partial thickness flap was elevated on recipient. After stabilization of apical positioned flap, the dressing material was applied on the recipient site with additional fixation by suture. The patient presented minimal discomfort such as in pain, food impaction and management of oral hygiene. Adequate vestibular depth without relapse was observed until 4 weeks after surgery. The vestibuloplasty with the oral dressing material may be an option for obtaining proper vestibular depth without complications.



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