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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 851413, 6 pages
Case Report

Periodontal Plastic Microsurgery in the Treatment of Deep Gingival Recession after Orthodontic Movement

1Department of Periodontics, Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Rua Ibituruna 108, Tijuca, 20271-021 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2School of Dentistry, Serra dos Órgãos University Center (UNIFESO), Avenida Alberto Torres 111, Alto, 25964-004 Teresópolis, RJ, Brazil
3Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Rua Silvio Henrique Braune 22, Centro, 28625-650 Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil

Received 1 August 2013; Accepted 3 October 2013

Academic Editors: A. I. Abdalla, B. T. Amaechi, and K. H. Zawawi

Copyright © 2013 Sérgio Kahn 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.


Gingival recession is a condition that affects a large portion of the young and adult population and negatively affects the aesthetic aspects of the smile. Many factors are related to its development, including orthodontic movement beyond the osseous limits. Many treatment options have been proposed to cover the exposed root surface. The aim of this article was to describe three cases where a subepithelial connective tissue graft was performed, using a microsurgical technique, in the treatment of deep gingival recession after orthodontic treatment. This technique resulted in successful root coverage and keratinized tissue gain, improving the gingival esthetic pattern.