The Importance of Gum Grafts
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. The procedure will restore the appearance of your smile and benefit your oral health.Get Started Today
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*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.perio.org/consumer/cdc-study.htm
What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to gum recession. During gum graft surgery, your periodontist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
What are the Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery?
A gum graft can reduce receding gums and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.