Gum Graft Surgery ( Gingivitis )
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession or gingival recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
There is a variety of gum grafts available, and the type of surgery undertaken depends on the extent and severity of damage and a person’s individual needs.
Gingival recession can be caused by a number of reasons, including aggressive brushing, tooth overcrowding, and periodontal disease. This can create a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including increased Sensitivity, Cavities, Elongated Teeth, and Exposed Tooth Roots.
Dr. Farshad will discuss the different types of surgery available with the person to decide which option is the most suitable. Before starting the gum graft, Dr. Farshad will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area so that the procedure does not hurt. He may also lift some of the existing gum away to expose the root of the tooth and clean it.
What are the Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery?
A gum graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.