Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. The procedure for preventing additional bone loss and recession is called gum graft surgery. Soft Tissue Grafts, which provide regeneration of your gums, is a procedure that can be done prior to Porcelain Crowns that your General Dentist provides.
The goal is to create a zone of gum tissue to prevent further recession and to attain whatever root covering as possible. The root coverage is not guaranteed and not the primary goal of the graft.
Soft Tissue Grafts can be used to cover exposed roots and handle excessive gingival recession that is the reason for the lack of gum tissue. The procedure assists in developing additional gum tissue. During gum graft surgery, Dr. Fialkoff will cover the exposed root for one tooth or several teeth. The goal is to even your gum line and reduce the sensitivity in your mouth.