gingival recessions meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    The exposure of root surface by an apical shift in the position of the gingiva.


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  1. it was referred to possible breastfeeding difficulties, speech problem, malocclusion and gingival recession
  2. However, it was only in 1985 that Langer proposed the SECT for root coverage following gingival recession.
  3. Thus, when root surfaces of teeth are exposed from gingival recession or periodontal disease, caries can develop more readily.
  4. While not all cases of gingival recession REQUIRE surgical correction, there are various options if that is what the patient desires.
  5. Exposure of the tooth root due to loss of keratinized tissue around the neck of a tooth is referred to as " gingival recession ".

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