gingival recession


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recession

 [re-sesh´un]
the drawing away of a tissue or part from its normal position.
gingival recession the drawing back of the gingivae from the necks of the teeth, with exposure of root surfaces.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

gin·gi·val re·ces·sion

apical migration of the gingiva along the tooth surface, with exposure of the tooth surface.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

gin·gi·val re·ces·sion

(jinji-văl rĕ-seshŭn)
Apical migration of the gingiva along the tooth surface, with exposure of the tooth surface.
Synonym(s): gingival atrophy, gingival resorption.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In another study, gingival recession was reported in 428 (53%) individuals overall,13 which was similar to our study.
The number of gingival recessions present in either of the anterior teeth regions was recorded.
Coronally positioned flap procedures with or without a biodegradable membrane in the treatment of human gingival recession. A 6-year follow-up study.
The patients included in this study had no systemic disease, did not smoke cigarettes or use tobacco products, and were not in a pregnancy and breastfeeding period; they had class I or class II gingival recession according to the Miller gingival classification, had a recession depth of [greater than or equal to] 2 mm, were without a restoration or caries, and had not undergone an operation in the relevant dental region.
A 21-year-old female patient presented in 2002 with vague symptoms of dentinal hypersensitivity and with a significant dissatisfaction with the aesthetics due to the gingival recession of the tooth 2.1 (left maxillary central incisor) and for the appearance of the surrounding gingival tissues.
These suggest that neither the initial subclinical inflammation nor the morphology of the gingival recession can explain the gender-specific postoperative alteration in blood flow.
In addition, clients with gingival recessions due to aggressive tooth brushing or other factors become periodontitis clients.
(6) The defect combines 3 characteristic qualities including gingival recession, bone loss through the margin of the bone, and root exposure (Figure 1).