Gingival recession has been defined as the apical shift of gingival margin from its physiologic level (1 to 2 mm coronal to cementoenamel junction) causing pathologic exposure of root surfaces. Mucogingival esthetic surgery is all about treatment of mucogingival esthetic alterations. Mucogingival problems may be caused by gingival recession often in association with non-carious cervical lesion or by root caries or by altered passive eruption. Gingival recession can be treated by surgical or non-surgical means. Nonsurgical means include - restorations, crowns, veneers and gingival masks whereas surgical approaches includes various methods of increasing the width of keratinized tissue such as frenectomy in case of high frenal attachment & root coverage procedures.
Fatima Gilani, Sachit Anand Arora, Dr. Rupali Kalsi , Kumar Saurav Singh, Anchal Saini (2021); Lateral Pedicle Graft: A treatment modality for root coverage of localized gingival recession: A case report; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
11(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.11.03.2021.p11174