Gum Grafting

Replacing gum tissue that was once lost.

If your gums have receded heavily, your dentist could recommend that you have gum grafting done to repair the tissue. Heavily recessed gums can cause your teeth' roots to become exposed, which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

During a gum graft surgery, your dentist will remove a piece of healthy gum tissue from the roof of your mouth or a healthy portion of your gums. Next, the healthy gum tissue is attached to the affected area, where it heals and merges with the healthy tissue around it.

Types of Grafts:

  • Free Gingival Graft

  • Connective Tissue Graft

  • Pedicle Graft

It is essential to maintain the proper conditions of your gums to ensure your dental health and appearance. Gums not only hold your teeth in place but also protect the roots from cavities and decay. Deterioration of your gum health can deteriorate your teeth' quality, and receding gums will eventually lead to tooth loss. The impacted gums can cause various dental problems, including tooth sensitivity; gum grafting can prove to be helpful in such cases.

The healing time for this procedure is relatively fast, and you can leave after the procedure is done. Your dentist may recommend a special rise to help your new gum tissue heal properly. Call today if you have any questions about this procedure.

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