Does anyone have a good picture of a gingival dehiscence that I could use in
a PowerPoint presentation? Youíll be credited for the picture - Charles
Hello Dr Young, here is a Picture of a gingival dehiscence in tooth 26, Hope
it will help you with your seminars - Caracas Venezuela
Dr. Burguera, Here is a copy of the slide that Iíll use in the presentation.I live near Memphis,
TN and as Elvis Presley would say:Thank you, thank you very much! - Charles
Not meaning to nitpick, but some of the reason you may not be getting many pictures is the use of the term
gingival dehiscence I don't think this is correct. I think the term dehiscence refers to the bone rather
than the gingiva, as in this definition of root dehiscence:A loss of the buccal or lingual bone overlaying the root
portion of a tooth, leaving that area covered by soft tissue only.
If you are referring to something similar to the image supplied to you by Eliana, I think that this is more
accurately described as localized recession or a gingival cleft rather than dehiscence.Dorland's Medical
dictionary defines a gingival cleft as an area of isolated gingival recession occurring over a dehiscence
of the bone covering the root". I enclose a couple of example images I found on the web. - Rob K
I am with you Rob, this is the way those terms are used in Israel. Dehiscence and Fenestration refer to bone.
Rob, Iím glad that you do nitpick and I stand corrected.It behooves us all to be as accurate as possible
in our terminology.In every day conversation with patients, I find myself speaking more in laymanís terms and
it can become too much a part of me. Regards, - Charles (Thank you the pictures-----Iíll correct my slide)
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