Gum Grafting

Replacing gum tissue that was once lost.

If your gums have receded heavily, your dentist could recommend that you have gum grafting done to repair the tissue. Heavily recessed gums can cause the roots of your teeth to become exposed which can eventually lead to tooth loss.

During a gum graft surgery, your dentist will remove a piece of healthy gum tissue from the roof of your mouth or a healthy portion of gums. Next, the healthy gum tissue is attached to the affected area, where it heals and merges with the healthy tissue around it.

Types of Grafts:

  • Free Gingival Graft

  • Connective Tissue Graft

  • Pedicle Graft

The healing time for this procedure is relatively fast, and you can leave after the procedure is done. Your dentist may recommend a special rise to help your new gum tissue heal properly. Call today if you have any questions about this procedure.

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