What can a dentist do for receding gums?

This requires a work by the patient and the dentist.  The cause of gum recession needs to be established and then certain procedures such as scaling and polishing can help prevent it becoming worse.  Receding gums can require you see a hygienists/therapist/dentist every more regularly.  Sometimes a certain visible area of recession can be masked using a small surgical technique by grafting new gum around the defective area.