Soft Tissue Graft
There are various periodontal procedures that focus on the prevention and restoration of the gum tissue. Along with improving the
functionality, and by extension, the long-term health of your teeth, you will improve the esthetic quality of your smile. A healthy smile is a self-assured smile.
Gum recession can lead to a variety of oral health issues including an unsightly ragged gum line, exposed tooth roots, and the eventual loss of teeth with extensive recession or decay. While a ragged gum line may affect your confidence, sensitivity of exposed roots and tooth loss prevent your dental structures from functioning properly.
While aggressive brushing and gum disease may have been the contributing factors to your gum recession, our periodontists are focused on identifying the causes while providing the most effective treatment possible.
A surgical solution can include:
- A soft tissue graft procedure will repair the damage and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. Gum grafts are used to cover exposed roots or to help to support the growth of new gum tissue. Tissue is taken from either your palate or from a tissue bank from an outside source. This procedure helps reduce
sensitivity and can help protect against decay.
If you live in or around Burbank, please call our offices or fill out an online appointment request form today to find out the various periodontal surgical options available to you. Our skilled periodontists will gladly answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have.