Our St. James dentists perform gum grafts to help reduce the effects of gum disease or to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums.
What is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure where gum tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth and transplanted onto another area of the gums to cover exposed tooth roots or reshape uneven gums.
About Gum Disease
Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the supporting tissues of the teeth.
It is typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits that allow plaque to build upon the teeth and eventually affecting the gum tissue.
There are a number of treatment options for gum disease depending on the type and severity of the case. Our periodontist will determine the right option for you.
Gum Grafting Procedures
Gum Disease Treatment
A gum graft may be used to repair a receding gum line which exposes the tooth root and makes it more susceptible to decay and sensitivity.
A gum graft may also be used for cosmetic reasons, to remove excess gum tissue, reshape uneven gums, and help improve the perceived size of the teeth and gums.