Periodontics

GINGIVAL (GUM) GRAFTS

Gum recession is a very common finding in many of our adult patients. It can be lessened by using a soft bristled tooth brush and a gentle hand. Symptoms of gum recession include tooth sensitivity (lack of enamel covering) and chronic gum infection or inflammation. To repair this defect, a small amount of gum tissue (gum graft) is removed from the roof of your mouth and stitched over the receded area. The procedure is performed in our office by our periodontist under local anesthesia. The grafted gum tissue reduces tooth sensitivity and reduces gum inflammation.