Review Article
Volume 19 Issue 5 - 2020
Treating Advanced Gingival Recession: A Review of Treatment Options for Advanced Recession Defects
Nkem Obiechina*
Department of Periodontology, Pannu Dental Group, Somerset, NJ, USA
*Corresponding Author: Nkem Obiechina, Department of Periodontology, Pannu Dental Group, Somerset, NJ, USA..
Received: March 19, 2020; Published: April 13, 2020


Gingival recession involves apical migration of gingival margin around teeth. It has potential to impair not only esthetics but can result in significant damage to the periodontium. A number of classification systems exist to classify extent of gingival recession. Based on two of the highly utilized classification systems on gingival recession it was noted that Miller Type I and Type II recession as well as Cairo’s RT1 recession seem to have the best overall prognosis for gingival coverage because they do not involve interproximal bone or attachment loss. With more advanced types of recession defects such as the Miller Type III and Cairo RT2 defects, there is diminished potential for complete root coverage, but it is possible that complete root coverage can still occur. The goal of this article is to provide a review of some advanced gingival recession defects and the grafting procedures that best result in gingival coverage, as well as conditions that maximize chances of achieving complete root coverage when advanced gingival recession exists.

Keywords: Gingival Recession; Recession Defects; Grafting Procedures


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