Gingival Recession Treatment
Gingival recession, also known as receding gums, is a dental condition characterized by the retraction of the gum line from the crown or implant of the tooth leading to exposed tooth roots.
Gingival recession can be caused by orthodontic treatment with braces, functional overload on a tooth or a group of the teeth, and physiological or pathological bone loss in the area of teeth or dental implants. Gingival recession can lead to the increased sensitivity of teeth, elongated teeth, loss of the esthetic appearance of restored teeth or dental implants, and higher risk of root caries.
The strategy of surgical treatment depends on the severity of recession. The surgical treatment of gingival recession involves soft tissue and/or alveolar bone grafting. The surgical procedure prevents the progression of recession; the exposed tooth roots or dental implants are covered, tooth sensitivity is reduced, and esthetic appearance is restored.