Root Coverage With A Microsurgical Gingival Graft Despite Lack of Papillae (Black Triangles) in Portsmouth, NH

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When gum recession occurs there is often loss of the triangle of gum tissue (papilla) that normally fills the space between teeth, leaving “black triangles” as you can see in our patient. This makes covering the exposed roots with a gum graft very challenging. We use a microsurgical “tunneling” technique, which research has repeatedly shown to give the best chance for success. This was very successful for our patient, who was thrilled to achieve complete coverage of his exposed roots.