Gingival Recession

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Gingival Recession (GR) is defined as an apical drift of the
gingival margin (GM) from its physiological position, 1 to
2 mm coronal to the cementoenamel junction (CEJ), leading
to pathologic exposure of the root surface. Patients often
complain of thermal hypersensitivity, especially to cold,
in teeth with GR. In addition this may make it difficult for
the patient to perform correct oral hygiene. Unless there
are strong aesthetic demands concerning excessive tooth
length, the least invasive treatment is local application of
desensitizing agents. When the patient’s complaint includes
both hypersensitivity and excessive length of the teeth, the
treatment should be mucogingival surgery (MGS).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationWestern Articulator
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


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