Root coverage

Feature Summary

Root coverage procedure can cover exposing root surface, reaching esthetic outcomes and minimize the risk of root caries.

 

Overview

Gingival recession may be associated with one or more surfaces, resulting in attachment loss and root exposure, which can lead to clinical problems such as root surface hypersensitivity, root caries, cervical root abrasions, difficult plaque control, and diminished cosmetic appeal and aesthetic concern.

 

Features

Root coverage procedure is predictable in case of deep recession and lack of attached gingiva. This surgical procedure can be performed with either pedicle flap or free gingival graft, and aim to achieve harmonious gingival margin which is located at cementum-enamel junction of the tooth with no inflammation.

 

Procedure

Following administration of local anesthesia, preparation of the recipient bed was done and soft tissue graft was harvested and then placed over recipient site. Flap and graft tissue can be secured with suture.

 

Notification

Risks & complications

  • Teeth hypersensitivity might occur if complete root coverage wasn’t achieve.
  • Post-operation pain and bleeding are also common to experienced after surgery.

 

Estimated Cost

The procedure cost is about 15,000~20,000 NTD, prices are subject to change without prior notice, need to pay in accordance with the actual medical expenses.


A case with gingival recession from lower left canine to lower left premolars


Subepithelial connective tissue graft was harvested from palate and then inserted into lower left canine to lower left premolars buccal pouch


Teeth hypersensitivity and gingiva inflammation was improved due to complete root coverage of lower left premolars