Galore International Journal of Health Sciences and Research

Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: October-December | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 64-69

Modified Widman Flap Surgery: At A Glance

Dr. Amit Mani1, Dr Shalakha Devkisan Maniyar2, Dr. Preeti Kale2, Dr. Anurags S2, Dr Komal Thange3

1Professor & HOD, Department of Periodontology, Rural Dental College, Loni.
2Post-Graduate student, Department of Periodontology, Rural Dental College Loni.
3Post-Graduate student, Department of Orthodontics, Rural Dental College Loni.

Corresponding Author: Dr Shalakha Devkisan Maniyar


There are numerous surgical procedures of which modified Widman flap is a standard procedure for open debridement. It was given by (Widman 1918, Ramfjord & Nissle 1974, Ramfjord 1977). It is classified as access flap operation as the main goal of this is to provide access and visibility to the periodontally involved tissues. It is characterized by precise incision, partial flap reflection with an atraumatic procedure. The main aim is to provide healing (regeneration or long junctional epithelium formation) and not necessarily pocket elimination. Post-operative pain and swelling are minimal as the as the alveolar bone is partially exposed. This article gives an outline about the history, indications, contraindications, advantages, disadvantages, procedure and the healing.

Key words: modified Widman flap, surgical procedure, open debridement.

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