By: Hu James Dr  09-12-2011
Keywords: Gum, Soft Tissue Graft

Dr. Hu's interest lies in General Dentistry. He enjoys all aspects hence his goal is to be comfortable with all treatment modalities be it gum surgery, implants, braces and even wisdom teeth extractions. At Royal Square Dental Centre we prefer to educate our patients rather than push them towards a particular treatment.

 Implants : info coming soon

Extractions : info coming soon

Braces : info coming soon

 Soft Tissue Grafts

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Perhaps you wish to enhance your smile by covering one or more of these roots that make your teeth appear too long. Or, maybe you're not bothered by the appearance of these areas, but you cringe because the exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold foods and liquids.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment we can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Before soft tissue graft

After soft tissue graft

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, we take gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

  • reduce further recession and bone loss.
  • cover exposed roots to protect them from decay.
  • reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile.

Miller P.: Root coverage with the free gingival graft. Factors associated with incomplete coverage. J Periodont 58:674-681, 1987. (Univ of Tennessee )

Keywords: Gum, Soft Tissue Graft

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