Decision-Making in Surgical Management of Gingival Recession

  • Jamal M. SteinEmail author


Coverage of exposed root surfaces is one of the most common treatments in plastic periodontal surgery. The following chapter presents a review about established procedures for coverage of recessions including the application of coronal and lateral advanced flaps, soft tissue grafts as well as their combinations and tunnelling procedures. Besides, patient-related, defect-orientated and technique-based factors will be discussed that mainly influence the success of root coverage and, therefore, should be considered in presurgical treatment planning. An indication scheme presents differential indications of the most important techniques depending on clinical parameters.


Root coverage Miller classification Coronally advanced flap Lateral sliding flap Modified tunnel technique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Operative Dentistry, Periodontology and Preventive DentistryUniversity Hospital AachenAachenGermany

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