Root Coverage With Gingival Grafting is More Predictable With Early Intervention
This a routine example of the near-perfect result we can predictably achieve from a tunneling connective tissue graft. Why? Because, as we have stressed before, the patient was referred to us early during the recession process. This meant that the papillae (the triangles of gum tissue between the teeth) had not yet been lost. Once recession becomes advanced and papillae are lost, grafting can prevent further recession, but it becomes very difficult to achieve 100% root coverage. Early intervention is wise.