Gum Grafting

Treating Gum Recession & Sensitive Teeth

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Gum recession is the loss of gum/soft tissue around teeth.  When the gum recedes the bone recedes, which is the actual support of the tooth.  The main objective of gum grafting is to restore as ideal as possible the quantity and quality of the gum tissue and to protect the bone. 

When recession of the gingiva/gum occurs and reaches the mucosa, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as touch.  The long appearance of the tooth as result of the recession creates an imbalance in the harmony of the teeth and gums.  Gum recession can predispose to worsening recession.  The exposed root surface, which is softer than enamel can lead to root caries and root gouging.

When gum recession is present, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.  In areas with very thin gum a graft is needed to prevent recession from occurring and also when we have a strong pull from the tissue fibers from the inner mucosa of the cheeks or floor of the mouth. 

A gingival/gum graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

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 before and after gum grafting photos

Gum Grafting Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the gum grafting process, please click the image on the right. It will launch our flash educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about gum grafting.

 

Gum Grafting Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the gum grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our flash educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about gum grafting.

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