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.
Donated processed tissue can also be used instead of your own gum tissue in some cases to treat your recession. The donated tissue is completely biocompatible and delivers predictable outcomes for successful grafts. The tissue can be used to both thicken the tissue to get more healthy resilient tissue on your gums and to cover exposed root surfaces.
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