Archive \ Volume.10 2019 Issue 2

Dental Recession Aetiology, Classification and Management

Abdulrahman M.Alamri , Hadia M. Alshammery , Mohammed A. Almughamis , Abdulrahman S. Alissa , Waad H. Almadhi , Abdulrhman M. Alsharif , Alali A. Yarub H. , Dina T. Sroji , Mayson A. Alqarni
Abstract

Background: Awareness toward gingival recession as the primary presentation to dentition is still underestimated, despite the fact that gingival diseases are very commonly reported by dentists. We will review the current role of proper evaluation and understanding of the disease clinical diagnosis, and different types of management in nowadays clinical practice. Gingival resection is a common disease in the general population. The estimated prevalence in people who are 30 years and above reaches as high as 58% and only gets higher with age. It has many classifications, ranging from appearance of cementoenamel junction (CEJ) to displacement of the gingival margins away from the CEJ, affecting one or more surfaces of the same tooth/teeth and distorting generalized or localized teeth health. Objective: In this review, we aim to evaluate the current clinical protocols and action toward gingival recession disease. Methodology: PubMed database was used for articles selection, and the following keyword were used: gingival, and recession. Conclusion: Gingival disease is usually asymptomatic and only noticed due to complications. Thus, the role of dentists is vital to recognize these patients in order to provide the best treatment option, and prevent further consequences. Further clinical studying for possible future change in clinical protocols for this common disease is a must.