Gum & Tissue Graft

A soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, is a graft of gingival tissue. A gum graft may be needed to correct gingival recession or to improve the appearance of an uneven gum line.

Receding gums are a sign that gum disease is taking hold. Other factors that can cause or contribute to recession are smoking, poor nutrition or other systemic disorders.

Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that covers teeth and creeps below the gum line. If it is not eliminated daily with brushing and flossing and regular cleanings, it can spread. The results are gums that bleed, swell, and pull away from teeth. This in turn exposes the tooth root to decay. Further progression leads to more diseased gums, deteriorating bone and eventually, tooth loss.

WHAT IS GUM GRAFTING?

When it comes to periodontal disease, we can often reverse it with scaling and planing, a procedure that cleans out the hardened plaque above and below the gum line. Sometimes that is all that is needed to help the gums spring back to their healthy state where they are pink and once again hug the teeth tightly.

However, if there is excessive root exposure and/or insufficient gum tissue to protect the root, it may be necessary Various methods of grafting are available. Upon consultation, Dr. Tiwana will advise you of the least invasive and most effective method of repairing any soft tissue deficiencies.to perform gum grating.

A soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, is a graft of gingival tissue. A gum graft may be needed to correct gingival recession or to improve the appearance of an uneven gum line.

Receding gums are a sign that gum disease is taking hold. Other factors that can cause or contribute to recession are smoking, poor nutrition or other systemic disorders.

Plaque is a sticky film containing bacteria that covers teeth and creeps below the gum line. If it is not eliminated daily with brushing and flossing and regular cleanings, it can spread. The results are gums that bleed, swell, and pull away from teeth. This in turn exposes the tooth root to decay. Further progression leads to more diseased gums, deteriorating bone and eventually, tooth loss.

What Is Gum Grafting?

When it comes to periodontal disease, we can often reverse it with scaling and planing, a procedure that cleans out the hardened plaque above and below the gum line. Sometimes that is all that is needed to help the gums spring back to their healthy state where they are pink and once again hug the teeth tightly.

However, if there is excessive root exposure and/or insufficient gum tissue to protect the root, it may be necessary Various methods of grafting are available. Upon consultation, Dr. Tiwana will advise you of the least invasive and most effective method of repairing any soft tissue deficiencies.to perform gum grating.

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