Soft tissue grafting, often referred to as a gum graft, is a procedure involving the graft of gum tissue to correct recession or to improve the appearance of a crooked gum line. If certain areas of your smile lack more gum tissue than others do, we can provide you with a gum graft using soft tissue taken from a surrounding area or the roof of your mouth. AlloDerm® is an alternative substitute that we can provide involving the use of regenerative tissue. Depending on your needs, we may recommend tissue from a “tissue bank” in order to remove the risk for disease transmission or potential graft rejections.
Excessive gum recession can often be caused by chronic inflammations from plaque buildup or harsh tooth brushing habits. If not treated early enough, your gum recession may advance to the point where a lack of gum tissue weakens your smile and causes tooth loss. As you meet with our periodontists, we can examine your smile and help determine which type of treatment is best suited to address the cause of your gum recession and repair your smile. A gum graft also offers several cosmetic benefits to improve the aesthetics of your gum line and smile.
To learn more about soft tissue grafting, contact our team today and set up a visit with our office. We look forward to hearing from you!