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.

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