Your gums play an important role in your overall oral health. They are there to protect your tooth roots from being exposed to bacteria and the elements of your food. Not only that, but a healthy gumline looks attractive to us because it is the norm.
Excessively rough brushing, gum disease, or your genetics can lead to a recession of your gums. This means that your gums will fade away until the sensitive root is left exposed. We need to work to restore your gum tissue so that you can go back to enjoying food without sensitivity, avoid damage to your roots, and feel more confident with the way your smile looks!
In order to restore your gums, we use a dental procedure called soft tissue grafting. In other words, we will take soft tissue and attach it to your current tissue and teeth to create a healthy new smile. Soft tissue grafts are sometimes necessary, but there are situations where someone chooses a graft to repair a dental cosmetic issue.
There are cases where a smile shows too much of your teeth! Some of our patients come to us with “toothy” grins. In order to make them feel more attractive, we use soft tissue grafting to reshape their smiles and offer a more natural look. We begin this process by carefully numbing the entire area. We then use grafting material and carefully attach it to the teeth and existing gums where it will heal. We can even use your own blood platelets to encourage healing!
Traditionally, we would use your own tissue to complete the gum graft. We do this by using tissue from the roof of your mouth, though many patients opt for donated tissue. Removing tissue can be painful and can lead to infection in the roof of your mouth. There is another option.
AlloDerm is a soft tissue grafting resource. All Alloderm tissue is extensively screened and prepared for your smile. The results are fantastic because AlloDerm is predictable. We know exactly what it is going to do in your mouth, and the roof of your mouth will be safe from harm!
Are you living with exposed tooth roots? Don’t suffer the pain and damage any longer. Contact our office today by calling 602-842-6841 or contacting us through our online form. We will help you set up your FREE exam or consultation to learn more about gum recession treatment. We can’t wait to see your smile very soon!
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