A critical evaluation of methods for root coverage

M. Goldstein, L. Brayer, Z. Schwartz

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Abstract

Gingival recession is the exposure of root surfaces due to apical migration of the gingival tissue margins. Although it seldom results in tooth loss marginal tissue recession is associated with thermal and tactile sensitivity, esthetic complaints, and a tendency toward root caries. This article reviews the current surgical procedures for the coverage of exposed root surfaces, including their advantages and disadvantages. Today, the outcome of root coverage procedures is predictable aesthetically acceptable, and, together with the use of guided tissue regeneration, at the forefront of regenerative procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalCritical Reviews in Oral Biology and Medicine
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Root coverage
  • mucogingival surgery treatment
  • periodontitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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