What is a Gingival Graft?
A gingival graft is a periodontal treatment for excessive gum recession. A periodontal dentist will perform the treatment on the area where the gums have receded so as the teeth roots are showing. The graft involves taking healthy mouth tissue and placing it in the exposed gum area.
The three key reasons for the treatment are:
– To encourage the growth of healthy new gum tissue
– To prevent further gum recession avoiding further exposure of the roots
– To reduce sensitivity which is a symptom of receding gums
“Before getting a gum graft, your dentist will evaluate your smile and attempt to treat your gum disease without surgery. If your gum disease is caught early, a root planing and scaling (in other words, a deep cleaning) may be all that’s needed to remove the infection and restore your smile back to normal.”
Learn more about the procedure here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/
Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)
Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.