Classification systems for gingival recession and suggestion of a new classification system

Indian J Dent Res. 2018 Mar-Apr;29(2):233-237. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_207_17.


Gingival recession is one of the most usual esthetic concerns associated with the periodontal tissues. Classification of such condition is important to diagnose, determine the prognosis, and frame the treatment plan. Various classifications have been put forward since decades to classify gingival recession. Miller's classification is the widely used classification among all classifications, but certain drawbacks have been noted in this classification. Therefore, an effort is made to review most commonly used classification systems for gingival recession, and their drawbacks further come up with a proposal of new classification system for gingival recession.

Keywords: Cementoenamel junction; Miller's classification; classification; gingival recession.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gingival Recession / classification*
  • Humans