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Current Trends in Gingival Recession Coverage 2 Current Trends in Gingival Recession Coverage 2

Author(s):

André P. Saadoun, DDS, MS

Date Added:

1/1/2006


Summary:

The recession of the gingiva is increasingly becoming a prominent condition in the oral health of many patients and should be treated at its earliest detection. Part I of this discussion reviewed the multifactorial etiology and decision modality; a treatment option was demonstrated for gingival recession using the tunneling technique. This concluding part of the discussion highlights two clinical cases using alternative approaches. The correction of Class I and II gingival recessions are presented as a means of minimizing surgical trauma and achieving predictable aesthetic results.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Understand why gingival recession is a concern both functionally and aesthetically for the soft and hard tissue.
  • Become familiar with the causes of gingival recession and two alternate treatment options available to correct it.


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