Gum Grafting

What is gum grafting?
A gum graft is a sort of dental surgery procedure performed to address the impacts of gum recession. It is an immediate and moderately basic surgery procedure in which a periodontist removes healthy gum tissue from the top of the mouth and uses it to develop the gum back where it has receded.

What is gum recession and how it is harmful?

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth wears from a tooth, exposing a greater amount of the tooth or the tooth’s root. This can make harm to supporting bone. Gum recession is a typical dental issue; it influences 4% to 12% of grown-ups and frequently goes unnoticed until it turns out to be increasingly extreme. Numerous individuals don’t see that their gums have receded since it is a continuous procedure. However, after some time, an uncovered tooth root can look terrible as well as can cause tooth sensitivity, particularly when eating cold or hot food. In the end, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To fix the harm and prevent further dental issues, gum tissue graft might be required.

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How gum receding is treated?

Most secure treatment to gum recession is gum drafting. But, When receding gums are brought about by huge tartar development and gum sickness, a specialist suggests professional cleaning and if necessary deep cleaning as an initial phase in stopping the recession, helping your gums recover and preventing any further recession. In case your recession is more than usual, Yet, consider gum graft surgery procedure which fixes the injured portion, yet additionally prevent further contamination.

There are three types of gum graft surgery:

1. Connective tissue grafts :

This is the most common procedure. In this method, the periodontist removes tissue from the top of the mouth by making a fold and taking tissue from underneath the top layer. Then stitches the tissue onto the current gum tissue to cover the uncovered tooth root. Ultimately stitches the flap on the top of the mouth from where they took the tissue.

2. Free gingival grafts :

This is the preferred procedure for individuals with little gum who require additional tissue to broaden the gums. In this procedure, the periodontist removes tissue straight away from the top layer of tissue on the top of the mouth and stitches this tissue to the current gum region.

3. Pedicle (lateral) grafts :

This is the preferred procedure for individuals who have plenty of gum tissue growing close to the uncovered tooth. In this system, the periodontist grafts tissue from the gum around or close to the tooth requiring treatment. Only partially cuts from this tissue, keeping one edge connected, stretches the tissue over or down, covering the uncovered tooth root and holding it set up with stitches.

Benefits of bone grafting:

It not only stops the procedure of gum recession and bone loss, but gum grafts can also reduce tooth sensitivity (particularly to hot and cold food) and shield the roots of your teeth from the root decay. Gum grafts additionally result in an all the more even gumline, giving you the advantage of smiling and talking without hesitance over the appearance of your teeth.

By keeping up great oral cleanliness, and visiting a dental specialist for routine checkups all the time, an individual can decrease their danger of creating gum disease and getting it early should it begin to develop.

Contact Dr. Tamir Segal about your receding gums or related gum issues. Schedule an examination to discover how gum grafting can restore your gum health and appearance.

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