Gum graft surgery is performed to cover an exposed gum surface. The existing gum is preserved and further recession is prevented.
Why a gum tissue graft procedure?
Gum tissue graft surgery can be prescribed in the case of receding gums. In which case, there is not enough gum to covert the root of the tooth. Gum graft relieve discomfort, preserve the bone supporting the teeth and improve aesthetics.
Causes of receding gum
- Inflammation due to dental plaque
- Poor brushing technique
There is two techniques. A tissue graft from the palate is removed in order to cover the exposed root surface. Otherwise, a collagen matrix is used instead avoiding the needs of a procedure done on the palate.
Gum graft surgery is done under local anaesthetic and the recovering is immediate.