Canadian Academy of Periodontology
The foundation of a healthy smile
Root coverage without using a gum graft
Sometimes the exposed root of a tooth can be covered without using a gum graft.
If there is sufficient solid gum tissue next to the exposed root, the gum can simply be moved over the root to cover it. In such instances, a product that promotes the binding of the gum to the tooth can be used.
Your periodontist will let you know if this technique is appropriate for you.