Gum & Tissue Graft

Commonly known as a soft tissue graft or a gum graft, this procedure consists of a graft of gingival tissue which might be needed to repair damaged caused by gingival recession or to make up for an uneven gum line.

One of the most common symptoms of a gum disease effecting a patient is receding gums. However, there are also other conditions and causes which can cause a recession in gums which include smoking, systemic disorders and poor nutrition.

Plaque contains bacteria and usually sticks to teeth, slowly creeping below the gum line. It is susceptible to spreading faster if it is not dealt with. Brushing, flossing and cleaning regularly is essential to limit the spread of the bacteria and prevent swelling or bleeding of gums which can cause teeth to fall out and decay.

WHAT IS GUM GRAFTING?

The damage caused by periodontal disease can usually be reversed with scaling and planing. This procedure targets hardened plaque which has formed above and below the gum line. Depending on the condition of the patient, it might or might not be sufficient enough to reverse the damage that has occurred and to bring the gums back to a clean, healthy condition where they hold the teeth securely.

Gum grafting might be necessary if there is too much erosion and excessive root exposure has occurred. There are various different methods of grafting as different patients require different types of it. Our doctors usually sit in with our patients for a consultation to decide which type best suits the patient while being minimally invasive and most effective.

Commonly known as a soft tissue graft or a gum graft, this procedure consists of a graft of gingival tissue which might be needed to repair damaged caused by gingival recession or to make up for an uneven gum line.

One of the most common symptoms of a gum disease effecting a patient is receding gums. However, there are also other conditions and causes which can cause a recession in gums which include smoking, systemic disorders and poor nutrition.

Plaque contains bacteria and usually sticks to teeth, slowly creeping below the gum line. It is susceptible to spreading faster if it is not dealt with. Brushing, flossing and cleaning regularly is essential to limit the spread of the bacteria and prevent swelling or bleeding of gums which can cause teeth to fall out and decay.

WHAT IS GUM GRAFTING?

The damage caused by periodontal disease can usually be reversed with scaling and planing. This procedure targets hardened plaque which has formed above and below the gum line. Depending on the condition of the patient, it might or might not be sufficient enough to reverse the damage that has occurred and to bring the gums back to a clean, healthy condition where they hold the teeth securely.

Gum grafting might be necessary if there is too much erosion and excessive root exposure has occurred. There are various different methods of grafting as different patients require different types of it. Our doctors usually sit in with our patients for a consultation to decide which type best suits the patient while being minimally invasive and most effective.

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