Gum grafting or soft tissue grafting is a procedure that can not only restore your smile post periodontal disease, but it can increase your comfort, improve your overall oral health and even make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
From Receding to Repaired
Gum recession can be caused by many different things. Periodontal disease or gum disease is a very common reason that we see patients for gum grafting. When the gums recede due to periodontal disease, they leave the root of the tooth exposed to plaque, bacteria and tartar. This can lead to decay and tooth loss if left untreated. By performing gum grafts, we can restore the gum line and stop the recession of the gums. This not only restores the appearance of the teeth, but it protects your natural teeth from further damage from periodontal disease.
Another common reason patients suffer from gum recession is trauma to the tooth or gum and even overly aggressive brushing. Repeated damage to the gums will cause them to pull back from the crown of your teeth exposing the root. With a gum graft, we can place gum tissue over the damaged areas and repair your smile.
Receding gums can also be extremely painful. The exposed root can make your mouth and teeth more sensitive to heat and cold. With gum grafting, not only can we improve the appearance of your smile, we can reduce and eliminate the pain and sensitivity you may be experiencing.
We are pleased to offer gum grafting to our many patients who need help with their smile, either by restoring it or repairing it. Give our office a call today if you have questions or wonder if a gum graft could improve the appearance and overall periodontal health. We look forward to working with you.