Mucco-gingical surgery or periodontal plastic surgery

This type of surgery covers root surfaces that have become apparent or strengthens tissues that will not withstand the stresses of chewing, brushing or possible orthodontic treatment. It also makes it possible to modify unsightly volumes or positioning of the gingival contours.

A bare root has poor mechanical strength, which will eventually wear out over time and sometimes even decay.

In addition, since the root does not have enamel (insulating the dental crown), this area often becomes very sensitive to cold.