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Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana

versão On-line ISSN 1852-4834


MAROSO, Frederico B; GAIO, Eduardo J; ROSING, Cassiano K  e  FERNANDES, Marilene I. Correlation between gingival thickness and gingival recession in humans. Acta odontol. latinoam. [online]. 2015, vol.28, n.2, pp.162-166. ISSN 1852-4834.

Gingival recession is characterized by the apical migration of the gingival margin, exposing the root surface. Studies have demonstrated several etiological factors for gingival recession such as periodontitis, traumatic toothbrushing, use of oral piercing, and past orthodontic therapy, among others. It might not be possible to identify and quantify the influence of each factor, and gingival recession at some sites may be the result of the combination of these factors. Gingival recession affects individuals at all ages, with prevalence increasing as time passes. The aim of this study was to observe whether there is correlation between gingival thickness and gingival recession. Fifty-five subjects of both genders aged 18-35 years participated in the study. The volunteers were under treatment at the School of Dentistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Buccal gingival thickness was measured on incisors, canines and bicuspids, under anesthesia, following inclusion and exclusion criteria. Statistical analysis was performed with STATA version 10.1. The results had a Pearson Correlation Coefficient of -0.216. Linear regression had a statistically significant pvalue of 0.025. It may be concluded that there is weak negative correlation between gingival thickness and gingival recession.

Palavras-chave : Gingival recession; Gingival thickness.

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