usually be aware that there are no signs of periodontitis (bleeding gums,
redness, looseness of teeth) and then they wonder why they have this recession.
It is usually the result of the lack of Attached Gingiva; a thick, tough
tissue which borders where the gums meet the teeth.
There are cases when patients cause their recession by brushing too hard, but
in most cases, the patient should not feel guilty regarding the cause of their
problem. Recession is usually something to which the patient has been
The causes of Gingival Recession: Thin, Fragile Tissues vary and
may be described as:
a. Prominent Roots of the Teeth
b. Muscle Attachments
c. Associated with Orthodontic Treatment
d. Trauma (physical damage) to the Gums
The Free Gingival Graft
The Lateral Graft