Gum

Grafting

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Gum

Grafting

The gums — known as the gingiva — provide a natural defense against trauma and bacterial penetration to your teeth. If gum recession becomes a problem, the gums can be reconstructed via grafting in order to restore this protection.

 

Minor gum recession can be addressed through a variety of home remedies. However, prompt action is encouraged when gum recession becomes severe.

 

When the gums recede, not only is a natural protection mechanism lost, but the result is unsightly and can leave the roots of the teeth particularly sensitive to hot and cold foods. Severe gum recession may even expose the roots, leading to potentially severe problems.

gingival 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, healthy band of flesh around the tooth.

 

The procedure is highly predictable and typically successful in addressing the problems associated with gum recession.

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