WHY GUM GRAFTS ARE IMPORTANT

Many people know they have receding gum lines, exposed and sensitive roots and even loose teeth. However, these same individuals don’t realize that they are at risk of tooth loss if they don’t proceed with gum grafts that will accomplish two goals:

1. Cover the exposed roots

2. Increase the amount of healthy and strong gum tissue to help maintain tooth health and longevity

If gums are allowed to continue to recede and not treated with gum graft procedures, then the same affected teeth with gum recession will be placed at risk of:

1. Further recession and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

2. Root decay which is difficult to treat and could result in root canal treatment

3. Further bone loss which results in tooth loss and a cyclical bone loss

Note some examples of treatment of recession and improvement in:

1. Comfort

2. Esthetics

3. Tooth longevity

 

CONNECTIVE TISSUE GRAFT (GUM GRAFT)

Covering exposed root and receding gum lines

Covering exposed root and receding gum lines

 

ALLODERM GUM GRAFT

Donor skin graft

Donor skin graft

 

 

 

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