Orthodontic-associated localized gingival recession of lower incisors: who should treat it?

Stella Chaushu*, Ayala Stabholz

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    Abstract

    Gingival recession of lower incisors in the young population has become more prevalent in association with the increased uptake of orthodontic treatment. The two main predisposing factors are thin gingival biotype and bone dehiscence caused by labially displaced roots. Management is sometimes challenging, and the achievement of a successful result requires close cooperation between the orthodontist and periodontist. This article proposes a decision tree, which includes both orthodontic and periodontal considerations, to help the clinician in making the correct diagnosis and choosing the most suitable treatment in post-orthodontic gingival recessions.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)6-12; quiz 13
    JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
    Volume34 Spec No
    StatePublished - Jul 2013

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