To cover a root surface denuded by gingival defect or periodontal disease, and widen the zone of attached gingiva.
Focal or generalized gingival hyperplasia can occur, due to a chronic inflammatory response to plaque.
Palpate the apex of the root by following the root juga (lateral canine eminence) from the gingival margin.
Researchers analyzed the case of a 26-year-old female who had localized gingival recession around the area of her lip piercing.
Top J Junctional epithelium - the epithelium which seals the base of the gingival sulcus against the tooth.