Strategies for Managing the Risk of Mucogingival Changes During Impacted Maxillary Canine Treatment

EL H., Stefanovic N., Palomo J. M., Palomo L.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.33, no.2, pp.123-132, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2020.20038
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-132
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Gingival recession is a frequent mucogingival defect in the adult population. It affects the esthetics and is related to hypersensitivity and a high risk of periodontal attachment loss. The connection between orthodontic treatment and periodontal health has been debated for a long time. A healthy periodontium can be preserved during safe orthodontic tooth movement even in patients with poor mucogingival anatomy. This article aimed to review the strategies around managing the risks of mucogingival and apical root changes owing to maxillary canine impaction, with a special focus on gingival recession and impacted maxillary canine treatment.