Tunneling Connective Tissue Graft to Eliminate Root Caries and Cover the Exposed Root

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Our patient had thermal sensitivity and the beginning of root decay on his bicuspid tooth. Rather than recommending a composite (plastic) filling, which would need periodic replacement, we removed the decay and covered the root with a tunneling connective tissue graft. This will prevent further recession and avoid the need for a filling, which can trigger more recession and which would need periodic replacement for the rest of his life.