Lack of association between width of attached gingiva and development of soft tissue recession. A 5-year longitudinal study.

@article{Wennstrm1987LackOA,
  title={Lack of association between width of attached gingiva and development of soft tissue recession. A 5-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Jan L Wennstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={1987},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={181-4}
}
The purpose of this study was to longitudinally monitor changes in the position of the soft tissue margin at 26 buccal sites surgically deprived of all gingival tissue. A baseline examination carried out 6 months after treatment revealed that the sites to be monitored were lacking or had only a minimal zone (less than 1 mm) of regenerated attached gingiva. 12 control sites with an "adequate" width of attached gingiva (greater than 1 mm) were also examined. Assessments of oral hygiene and… CONTINUE READING

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