Gingival Recession

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Gingival Recession

  1. 1. Exposition of the radicular surface of the tooth due to destruction of the marginal gingiva and of the juntional epithelium that will be re-established at a more apical position.
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  3. 3.  Shallow narrow  Deep narrow  Shallow wide  Deep wide
  4. 4. DETERMINANT FACTORS •Bacterial Plaque  O`Leary et al found direct correlation between the increase of plaque index and the increase of marginal tissue recession •Trauma from toothbrushing  Improper technique  Wrong toothbrush •Iatrogenic Factors  Amalgam or prosthetic overhang  Clamps  Orthodontic appliances •Habits  Fingernails or any foreign object
  5. 5.  Buccally displaced teeth or rotated tooth due to altered tooth- bone relationship  High frenum insertion  Shallow buccal fold that produce tension on the marginal gingiva
  6. 6. STILLMAN’S CLEFT
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  8. 8. SYMPTOMS: If the gum recession is caused by GINGIVITIS, the following symptoms may also be present

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