Gum recession

17 February 2019 by Nico Kamosi

Gum recession or “receding gum” could be defined as the clinical loss of gum margin toward and along the root surface. Gingival recession or gum recession could be caused by the damage to the tooth supporting periodontal tissues i.e. fibers, cementum, and alveolar bone, such as iatrogenic factors, orthodontic movement, chemical trauma e.g. chewing betel nuts, and infectious oral disease
Periodontal disease, aggressive oral hygiene activities, frenal pull, bone dehiscence, defective restoration, tooth misalignment, viral and bacterial infections have all individually or in combination been associated with the gum recession. The clinical signs & symptoms attributed to gum recession are tooth hypersensitivity, root caries, and disturbing aesthetic.
The most efficient clinical approach to the restoration of the gum recession defects both in a short- and long-term is the application of the periodontal plastic /gingival transplant surgery. Periodontal plastic surgery is a procedure to augment and replace the function and architecture of the lost tooth-supporting/periodontal tissues.
The specialists in LSD with more than two decades of experience in periodontal specialism offer the most well-documented treatment strategies. These techniques include free gingival, connective tissue transplant, and tunnel techniques combined with guided-tissue-regeneration (GTR) strategies. GTR is the latest sophisticated surgicsal technique to restore both the soft and hard tooth-supporting tissues in order to enhance the long-term prognosis of your tooth.

Clinical application of gingival plastic surgery


See the gum recession on the tooth 31 (LL1) cervical margin


See the root coverage following the surgical gum transplant