Periodontitis or “pyorrhea” (painless disease that destroys the gum) and traumatic brushing are the most frequent causes of gum retraction. When the gum is retracted, such issues as hypersensitivity to the cold, aesthetic problems and concern about the possible loss of the tooth appear.
The application of minimally invasive microscope-assisted microsurgery techniques using collagen sheets allows the recovery of the entire lost gingiva, bringing back the original natural appearance.
A 32-year-old patient who suffered a severe gum retraction in a lower incisor causing tooth sensitivity to cold and hot. After performing a reconstructive microsurgery with collagen, a satisfactory aesthetic result was obtained along with the complete elimination of tooth sensitivity.