Gum Graft Surgery
Tooth roots that are exposed due to gum recession will require gum graft surgery. Gum graft surgery is designed to prevent additional recession and bone loss. Tissue regeneration may also be used to help redevelop gum tissue where gingival recession is present.
During the gum grafting surgery, our periodontist in Los Angeles will either harvest gum tissue from a patient’s palate, or use tissue from a donor source to help cover the exposed roots. Gum grafting can be conducted on one tooth or multiple teeth in order to help restore gum lines and even reduce tooth sensitivity.
Gum grafts can help prevent further recession and bone loss. They can also provide protection for exposed roots, preventing the development of root caries. Tooth sensitivity may be reduced and the aesthetics of the smile will be positively improved. Patients who undergo gum grafting surgeries will improve the function and aesthetics of their smile. Not only will their smiles be greatly improved, patients can speak and eat with complete confidence.
Contact our periodontist to learn more about gum grafts.