What is a gum graft?

Healthy-SmileIf you suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease), your gums may begin to recede or pull away from the tooth structure. Connective tissue grafts are administered in areas where gum tissue has receded, exposing the underlying bone and root surfaces. Gum recession can lead to increased tooth and gum sensitivity and increase your risk for tooth decay. With a gum tissue graft, we can replace the gum tissue that has receded to improve the health and appearance of your smile.

Do I need a gum graft?

If you suffer from receding gums, our knowledgeable dentist at Scott M. Healey Dentistry may recommend a gum tissue graft. You may alternatively be interested in a gum graft in Lindon, Utah, for cosmetic purposes.

In most cases, tissue for gum tissue grafts is taken from the roof of the mouth. As the gum tissue graft heals, it attaches firmly to the underlying bone and root surface, and covers the exposed root surfaces in order to protect them from further recession, sensitivity and decay. Dr. Scott Healey and his skilled dental team will ensure that your gum tissue graft is as painless and comfortable as possible. For more information on the benefits of gum tissue grafts and how we can restore your smile, we invite you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are eager to improve the health and appearance of your smile!