Soft Tissue Grafts
Gum recession is a common side effect of periodontal disease, but may be caused by trauma, aggressive tooth brushing, or other factors. Exposed tooth roots can make teeth more sensitive to hot and cold, and more likely to decay.
Tissue grafts restore lost gum tissue.
Soft tissue grafts are used to cover roots or develop gum tissue. This procedure can reduce further recession and bone loss, and in some cases it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay, reduce sensitivity and improve the looks of a patient's smile.
In this procedure, we use donor tissue or soft tissue from the patient to cover the exposed root of one or more teeth. There are several different types of grafts that can be done: connective tissue grafts, gingival grafts and pedicle grafts. Depending on your situation, we'll recommend the graft procedure that's ideal for you.