Long Teeth/Exposed Roots
Do you have teeth that appear too long? This can be very unsightly because it exposes the root portion of your teeth. Worry no more because there are special periodontal treatments that can cover the exposed roots.
Receeding gums is the main cause of tooth root exposure. Gum recession is actually physiologic- we all experience a certain degree as we age. It proceeds at a very slow rate so it only becomes alarming if it progresses at a faster pace than the usual. On the other hand, recession may also result from periodontal disease. Whatever the cause, exposed roots are very unattractive and can become prone to root caries.
Soft tissue grafting is just one of the several root coverage procedures that can be done to remedy this problem.