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Current Trends in Gingival Recession Coverage Current Trends in Gingival Recession Coverage

Author(s):

André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS

Date Added:

1/1/2006


Summary:

The recession of the gingiva is increasingly becoming a more prominent condition in the oral health of many patients and should be treated at its earliest detection. The multifactorial etiology, decision modality, and current trends followed in the treatment of gingival recession are discussed in this presentation. The correction of Class I and II gingival recessions are presented as a means of minimizing surgical trauma and achieving predictable aesthetic results. Part II of this discussion will present alternative techniques in treating gingival recession.

Learning Objectives:

This article describes the nature and causes of gingival recession and presents several treatment therapies aimed at correcting it. Upon reading this article, the reader should:

  • Understand why gingival recession is a serious concern both functionally and aesthetically for the soft and hard tissue.
  • Become familiar with the causes of gingival recession and learn how the tunnel connective tissue graft technique can be used to correct it.


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