The case shown here is of a 24 year-old female patient periodontally healthy, with high oral hygiene standards and an extra-oral piercing in the lower lip, causing the marginal gingival recessions in the two lower central incisors.
Although she was a smoker of less than 10 c.p.d. she was highly compliant with treatment. Both pre and post-operative instructions given were followed strictly. Root coverage was 100%. Needless to say, the etiological factor – the piercing – was removed on a permanent basis.