Receding Gums & Inflammation
This patient was referred to me by her general dentist for receding gums with inflammation. At the initial exam, I noted approximately 4 mm of recession on the upper right canine with inflammation and a blue discoloration. Surgical treatment was performed with the goals of complete elimination of the inflammation and complete coverage of the exposed root surface. A large amount of calculus was noted on the root surface with approximately 80% buccal bone loss. The root surface was thoroughly cleaned and a dermis graft was utilized to gain soft tissue coverage. A tooth colored restorative material was used to fill a abfraction lesion due to tooth brush abrasion. The patient presented for a 6 week post op check with approximately 80 to 90% root coverage. She was extremely happy with the treatment of her receding gums and reported that the procedure caused no pain.