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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 563421, 6 pages
Case Report

Gingival Recession: Review and Strategies in Treatment of Recession

1Department of Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of Periodontics, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh, India

Received 30 March 2012; Accepted 8 July 2012

Academic Editors: N. Brezniak and A. Markopoulos

Copyright © 2012 Koppolu Pradeep et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


One of the most common esthetic concerns associated with the periodontal tissues is gingival recession. Gingival recession is the exposure of root surfaces due to apical migration of the gingival tissue margins; gingival margin migrates apical to the cementoenamel junction. Although it rarely results in tooth loss, marginal tissue recession is associated with thermal and tactile sensitivity, esthetic complaints, and a tendency toward root caries. This paper reviews etiology, consequences, and the available surgical procedures for the coverage of exposed root surfaces, including three case reports.