Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2013, vol. 19, book 4
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 309-312
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.309
Published online: 07 July 2013

J of IMAB 2013; 19(4):309-312
Christina PopovaCorresponding Autor, Antoaneta Mlachkova, Velichka Dosseva-Panova.
Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria.

The width of the attached gingiva is defined as a distance between the depth of the gingival sulcus or gingival/periodontal pocket to the mucogingival junction. Authors suggest that a minimal amount of attached gingiva is necessary to ensure the gingival health. When the buccal bone plate and gingival tissues are thin and the position of the tooth is too vestibular gingival margin often displaces apically, and gingival recession develops. In the presence of gingival recession and reduced vestibular depth oral hygiene procedures are embarrassed.
The definition of class III gingival recession is marginal lack of tissue extended to/or beyond the mucogingival junction with bone and soft tissue loss interdentally or malpositioning of the tooth.
Prognosis for class III and IV gingival recession is that only partial coverage can be expected after root coverage procedures - FGG (free gingival graft) or connective tissue graft (CTG). Adjunctive surgical techniques would be helpful to achieve better aesthetic outcomes.

Key words: gingival recession, FGG - free gingival graft, CTG - connective tissue graft.

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Popova Chr, Mlachkova A, Dosseva-Panova V. Therapeutic difficulties in achievement of optimal root coverage and aesthetic in class III gingival recession. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(4):309-312. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013194.309

Correspondence to: Professor Christina Popova, PhD, DM; Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, 1, Georgi Sofiiski str, 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria;

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Received: 10 April 2013
Published online: 07 July 2013

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