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Gum grafts, though they do create an improved visual appearance, are not just cosmetic procedures.
Gum grafts thicken the tissue around the teeth which reduces the potential for further recession or loss of gum tissue.
It may not be too late to save your smile! If gum recession has occured and you've lost gum tissue, a periodontist can treat your mouth with gum grafts.
A gum graft, also known as a gingival graft or periodontal plastic surgery, covers the exposed tooth root with grafted oral tissue.
• Free gingival graft: a thin layer of tissue from the palate is used to thicken your gums
• Subepithelial connective tissue graft: a deeper layer of tissue from the palate provides root coverage
• Lateral pedicle graft: tissue is moved over from an adjacent area
• Acellular dermal matrix: we use donor tissue to avoid removing tissue from the palate
Improve gum health: Periodontal disease can rapidly destory your gums. Gum grafting helps put a stop to tissue and bone loss while preventing future problems and keeping your roots protected.
Reduce sensitivity: Hot and cold foods and drinks can cause unnecessary pain when your roots are exposed. Gum grafting will permanently cover those roots, reduce your discomfort, and keep your gums healthy.
Improve appearance: Gum recession can make your teeth look longer. Gum grafting shortens the look of your teeth and helps them look more symmetrical.