Soft Tissue Grafts
can be used to cover roots or
develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession.
A thin piece of tissue is grafted 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. During this procedure, the periodontist takes 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.
A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases,
it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. Soft tissue grafts and other root coverage procedures are a
predictable way to cover unsightly, sensitive or exposed root
surfaces, to prevent future gum recession and restore healthy gum tissue.
This will reduce further bone loss and recession, make the tooth less sensitive, protect the root from root cavities,
and look more natural when you smile. If you are unhappy with the appearance of short unsightly teeth this can
be greatly improved by a combination of periodontal procedures by our