Author | Dr. Ziv Simon, DMD, MSC

Articles

How to: Treat gingival recession

June 26, 2012

A 38-year-old healthy female patient presented with a chief complaint of dissatisfaction from the appearance of her smile because of multiple apparent gingival recession lesions. She recently completed orthodontic treatment and noticed an increase in recession over the 2-year treatment period. Upon examination, generalized recession ranging from 1 mm to 4 mm was observed (Fig. 1). The tissue was of good quality with adequate attached and keratinized gingivae, with the exception of tooth No. 6 (Fig. 2).