Gum Grafts

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum grafts utilizing grafting techniques is an option.

Gum Grafts, Periodontal Services

When Are Gum Grafts Needed?

Gum Grafts For Gum Recession

When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using gum graft techniques is an option.

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Gum Graft Glendale, Malek Periodontics
Gum Graft Glendale, Malek Periodontics
Gum Graft, Malek Periodontics
Gum Graft, Periodontal Services

How Malek Periodontics Can Help With Gum Grafts

Gingival Graft

A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

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About Malek Periodontics

Malek Periodontics is a leading periodontist located in Glendale, Arizona that provides a variety of periodontal and dental services. Some of these services include dental implants, gum grafts, bone grafts, oral cancer screening, and cosmetic periodontal surgery. Call us today!

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