Gum Grafting Procedure
Gum Tissue grafting is a procedure periodontists perform to treat receded or thin gums. Gum recession causes exposed roots, which can age a smile and make teeth sensitive. Also, exposed root surfaces are more prone to getting cavities. Whether you wish to enhance your smile by covering exposed root surfaces that make your teeth appear too long, or you no longer want to cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids, soft tissue grafting can help you strengthen your smile.
The goals of gum tissue grafting are:
1) To increase the amount of attached gum tissue
2) To increase the thickness of the gum tissue
3) To cover the root surface
Depending on your situation, your periodontist at PerioLife Dallas, Irving, Keller, or Fort Worth will discuss the best treatment option for you regarding gum grafting and receding gums.