Gum Grafting

More than three million people are affected by periodontitis, a severe gum infection that can lead to jawbone destruction. These leads to gum recession, leaving you with a less than brilliant smile. Luckily, gum grafting is an option for smile restoration.

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What Is a Gum Graft?

A gum graft is an effective form of gum recession treatment. There are two types of gum grafting: a free gingival graft and a connective tissue graft. A free gingival graft is designed to thicken gums where there is no root exposure. In more serious cases, when there is tooth root exposure, a connective tissue graft is necessary. This covers the exposed tissue and helps rebuild proper gum contours.

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What Are the Benefits of Gum Grafting?

Your gums play a huge role in your oral health. So, it’s of the utmost importance to make sure they are intact and healthy. Just a few of the benefits of gum grafting include:

  • More resistant to infection
  • Helps prevent further gum recession
  • Reestablishes gum contour
  • Improves overall oral health

Treating gum disease is a process, and depending on the severity, gum grafting may be necessary. So, contact us at Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach to schedule a consultation.

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