There are a number of different approaches that a dentist can take to addressing receding gumlines.
If the recession is very mild,an option may be to place a small amount of tooth colored composite (white bonding) over the area of the root that’s visible, simply for aesthetic purposes.
More moderate to severe gum recession can compromise the health of a tooth. In such instances, a gum graft or pinhole type procedure may be best. These therapies aim to re-cover the exposed tooth surfaces, bringing the gum margins back to a normal and healthy level.
When the new gum tissue “takes” after a minor oral surgery, it’s important to clean delicately around the area and care for it so that recession doesn’t reoccur. Aggressive scrubbing or clenching/grinding habits will need to be addressed to preserve the results of your soft tissue therapy.