Treatment with your Gum Tissue

Gum graft surgery can thicken the tissue surrounding the treated teeth to prevent further recession and bone loss, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss. In some cases the gum graft can cover roots that have become exposed because of recession. Covering exposed roots can decrease sensitivity to hot and cold and makes the roots less susceptible to root decay.
Gum grafts are taken from a small flap of tissue from the roof of your mouth. The tissue is then stitched over the area of recession or thin tissue.

Schedule a periodontal evaluation to see if your recession will be best treated with your own gum tissue or with donated tissue.
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