A gum graft or gingival graft, is a dental procedure used to treat gum recession. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth roots. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, root decay, and an unattractive smile. A gum graft involves taking gum tissue from one area of the mouth and grafting it onto the areas where gum recession has occurred.
There are three common types of gum grafts namely connective tissue graft which is the most common type of gum graft. Then we have free gingival graft wherein a small piece of tissue is directly taken from the roof of the mouth and placed onto the recipient site. And finally, there is pedicle graft which uses tissue from the area adjacent to the recession site. Our dentist in Miami, FL, will thoroughly assess your mouth and decide the best treatment for your condition.
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If you have gum recession and are concerned about the health and appearance of your gums, schedule a consultation at our dental office in Miami, FL. We can assess your condition, discuss your options, and determine if a gum graft is the right treatment for you.