Treating Receding Gums with Gum Grafts
Your gum tissue plays many important roles in your mouth. It is an essential component of a beautiful, confident smile. It also plays an integral role in your oral health. Healthy gum tissue forms a protective seal around your teeth, keeping out bacteria and other debris. They provide coverage for your tooth roots, preventing uncomfortable sensitivity. They also help provide stability for your teeth, in addition to your periodontal ligaments and jawbone. There are several issues that can affect the health of your gums, causing them to recede. At DFW Oral Surgeons, we can treat receding gums with a gum graft.
What Causes Gum Recession?
There are several different issues that can lead to gum recession. Common causes include:
What is a Gum Graft?
A gum graft is a surgical procedure that is performed to treat gum recession. The procedure involves taking tissue from another area of your mouth and transplanting it over the affected teeth. In some cases, the tissue may be taken from a donor. The harvested tissue is sutured into place over the affected teeth, and these tissues fuse as you heal. As the tissues fuse, your healthy, natural gum line is restored.
Types of Gum Grafts
There are a few different types of gum grafts that may be performed. During your consultation, we will go over your options and determine the best type of gum graft to meet your needs.
A gum graft is an effective treatment for receding gums. For more information, and to find out if a gum graft is right for you, call DFW Oral Surgeons today at (972) 539-1491.
John C. Shillingburg, DDS
Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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