When the recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defence against both bacterial penetration and trauma. It can also lead to root sensitivity to the hot and cold, and unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.
A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.
The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.
Gingival Graft - Before and After
Connective Tissue Graft - Before and After
Everyone should experience the benefits of great gums. But with gum disease affecting 7 out of 10 Canadians, not many of us do.
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