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.
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.