Gum Graft Rochester NY

When gum recession is a problem, gumreconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. Greater amounts of recession sometimes require soft tissue grafting for health and appearance.

Gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as an unsightly appearance of the area. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Before gum grafting at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants in Rochester NY. After gum grafting at Rochester Periodontal & Dental Implants.
before and after gum grafting

A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.