Connective Tissue Grafting

Connective tissue grafting is a procedure that is used to treat gum recession and can help regenerate the lost tissue surrounding your teeth.


What is connective tissue grafting?

If you've recently been told by your dentist that you need a gum graft, there is no need to worry.

Connective-tissue grafts are the most common method used to treat root exposure.

During the procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth and tissue from under the flap, called subepithelial connective tissue, is removed and stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root.

Connective tissue grafting is a common procedure for patients who suffer from gum recession.

Why do I have gum recession?

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the root of the tooth. This can cause damage to supporting bone. It is a common dental problem that often goes unnoticed until it become more severe. Your dentist typically looks for common symptoms of gum recession including tooth sensitivity, root decay as well as inadequate gingiva (found around the teeth as well as on the palate, and helps form a tight seal around your tooth). Connective tissue grafting is also performed to help with the aesthetics of your smile.

For more information about connective tissue grafting, please contact our office.


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