Duration: 15 minutes, 59 seconds

Author: Dr. Robert Carvalho da Silva

Introduction: Understanding Root Coverage and Deep Single Recession

What is Root Coverage?

What is Deep Single Recession?

Case Study: 30-Year-Old Patient with Deep Narrow Gingival Recession

Patient Background

Non-Smoking and Healthy

Presentation of the Case

Aggressive Inflammation and Deep Gingival Recession

Challenges in Achieving 100% Root Coverage

Loss of Interproximal Bone Height

Buccal Tilt of the Tooth

The Root Coverage Procedure

Preoperative Assessment

Evaluation of Gingival Health

Examination of Interproximal Bone Level

Analysis of Tooth Position and Tilt

Treatment Plan

Decision on Frenectomy

Choice of Surgical Technique

Surgical Procedure

Anesthesia and Preparation

Incision and Flap Elevation

Connective Tissue Grafting

Suturing and Postoperative Care

Postoperative Results and Follow-Up

Healing Process

Immediate Postoperative Phase

Tissue Regeneration and Adaptation

Long-Term Outcome

Stability of Root Coverage

Maintenance of Gingival Health


Root coverage is a complex procedure aimed at treating gingival recession in patients. In the case of a 30-year-old healthy patient with deep narrow gingival recession, various challenges were faced during the root coverage procedure. Aggressive inflammation and loss of interproximal bone height made achieving 100% root coverage impossible. Furthermore, the buccal tilt of the tooth limited the extent of coverage. However, with careful assessment, planning, and surgical techniques, successful root coverage was achieved, leading to improved gingival health and stability.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How long does it take for the gingival tissue to heal after the root coverage procedure?

2. Can root coverage be achieved in all cases of deep single recession?

3. What are the potential complications of root coverage procedures?

4. How often should a patient undergo follow-up appointments after root coverage?

5. Can root coverage improve the aesthetics of the smile?

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