Gum Grafting

Why Do You Require Gum Recession Treatment?

Gum recession is one of the most evident side effects of neglected and undiagnosed periodontal disease. In this dental and health condition, the gum line moves down the root of a tooth. As a result, gum tissue inflammation, high degree of root sensitivity, cavities, root exposure, and aesthetic issues can arise. As gum recession affects one tooth or a few, people tend to think that the worst fall out is aesthetic in nature.

But, the treatment of gum recession does not merely involve addressing aesthetic concerns. If the gum tissues don’t protect the roots, the exposed tooth roots can develop a bacterial infection causing gum disease, gum and bone deterioration, and tooth loss.

What To Expect In A Gum Grafting Procedure

There are various categories of gum grafting procedures—from traditional gum grafting to the advanced Pinhole Surgical Technique. What method Dr. Jay Akef uses will hinge on your specific dental situation. In a traditional gum grafting procedure, the donor’s gum tissue is taken to cover the exposed tooth root. The donor tissue can be taken from your mouth, a bovine, or from engineered grafting materials. During gum grafting, the tissue is positioned and attached to the area being treated. The grafted material and the existing gum tissue will grow together, forming a healthier gum line around the tooth.

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