Gum recession is one of the many dental issues that most people have without even knowing. Unless you adhere to frequent visits to the dentist, gum recession may continue to take its toll on your smile and teeth. A dentist needs to detect and correct it sooner than later. When your gums start to recede, they expose the roots of your teeth, subjecting them to decay and eventually tooth loss.
What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is the use of tissues from one part of your mouth to replace another that has worn-out gum tissue. Wearing out of the gum tissues may be due to poor oral hygiene, which may lead to gum disease.
When is the Best Time to Consider Gum Grafting?
There are many reasons why one may opt for gum grafting. If you are not comfortable with your smile and you experience tooth sensitivity, get to a dentist for an evaluation to see if gum grafting is necessary. If you have tooth decay, you could also be having recessed gums.
Types of Gum Grafting Procedures
Today, you will find a myriad of gum grafting procedures. A dentist will first examine your dental issue to know the right procedure you need depending on the degree of your gum recession. A connective tissue graft is where dentists create a small flap before taking the tissue from the top or roof of the mouth and stitching it onto the receding gum and suturing it to close the flap.
Free gingival graft surgery is where tissues from the roof of your mouth are harvested without making a flap. Moreover, lateral graft involves harvesting tissues from around the affected tooth and stitching them back on top of the exposed tooth root. If gum recession is jeopardizing your oral health, please visit our clinic or contact us to determine what procedure you need and also sample some of our services.