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When is the Gum Tissue Grafting an Alternative?

Posted on 4/24/2023 by Dr. Johnson
When is the Gum Tissue Grafting an Alternative?Gum tissue grafting is ideal for managing gum recession and thinning gums. The grafting procedure helps cover the teeth' roots and adds mass and volume to your gum. The gum graft remains in position for a lifetime, but you must maintain oral health daily. It would be best if you brushed your teeth using a toothbrush with a soft bristle so as not to damage the surgical site. When is gum tissue grafting an option for you?

Gum Disease

The buildup of bacteria and plaque in your mouth can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease can lead to the deterioration of the jaw bones and can eat away the healthy tissues of your gum. It will cause a loss of volume and mass. Gum grafting is an option for reconstructing the jaw bone and ensuring your gum tissues are always healthy.

Tooth Decay

When your teeth are exposed, it becomes more susceptible to decay. Gum grafting can safeguard your teeth from decay. Grafting helps to cover any exposed parts of the teeth and will help to regenerate the gum tissue. Grafting also helps to minimize the risks of teeth sensitivities and enhance your smile.

Loss of the Supporting Bone

When the gums are receding and not treated early enough, they will increase the chances of loss of bone. Receding gums causes a decrease in the volume and size of the jaw bone, consequently leading to loss of bone which holds your teeth in position.

Prevent Future Gum Recession

Suppose you have any signs of gum recession. An oral surgeon will perform a gum grafting procedure to prevent any associated complications. People with a family history of gum recession may benefit from gum grafting. The gum graft tissues are harvested from other healthy parts of the gum, another donor, or synthetic tissues.

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