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.”
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