Gum Recession Procedures

What Is Gum Recession?

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.  For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes severe pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids.

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Do you have gum recession? Call Tom McNeely, DDS, MS in Shreveport, LA, Natchitoches, LA, and Minden, LA
at (800) 845-0063 or (318) 226-9306 to learn more about gum recession procedures!

Gum Recession on Tooth Root 

After Gum Grafting, Roots are Covered 


Gum Recession Showing Tooth Roots 

Roots Covered After Gum Grafts 


Gum Recession From Crown Edge 

Root Covered 


Root Exposure 

After Gum Graft Surgery