Gingival (Gum) Grafting
A gingival or gum graft is a procedure that is aimed to cover an area of exposed tooth root with grafted oral tissue.
The procedure will result in:
- prevention of further root exposure
- decreased or eliminated sensitivity
- decreased chance or root decay
- cosmetic improvement
Patients suffering from gingivitis or periodontitis have a substantial amount of bacteria and plaque build up, which causes the gums to stretch out. Once the disease is treated and the bacteria and plaque are cleaned out, large pockets remain. The pocket cause the gums to recede. Gingival grafting can reverse the effects of the receding gumline. There is minimal recovery time and minimal discomfort with the procedure.