Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175--181

A new classification system for gingival and palatal recession

Ashish Kumar1, Sujata Surendra Masamatti2 
1 Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Studies and Technologies, Modinagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, I.T.S - CDSR, Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Various classifications have been proposed to classify gingival recession. Miller«SQ»s classification of gingival recession is most widely followed. With a wide array of cases in daily clinical practice, it is often difficult to classify numerous gingival recession cases according to defined criteria of the present classification systems. To propose a new classification system that gives a comprehensive depiction of recession defect that can be used to include cases that cannot be classified according to present classifications. A separate classification system for palatal recessions (PR) is also proposed. This article outlines the limitations of present classification systems and also the inability to classify PR. A new comprehensive classification system is proposed to classify recession on the basis of the position of interdental papilla and buccal/lingual/palatal recessions.

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Kumar A, Masamatti SS. A new classification system for gingival and palatal recession.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013;17:175-181

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Kumar A, Masamatti SS. A new classification system for gingival and palatal recession. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Oct 14 ];17:175-181
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