Gum grafting is used by Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA to treat gum recession or to improve the appearance of your smile. Gum recession is the pulling back of the gums and tissues that surround the teeth. This exposes more of the tooth and the tooth root. If left untreated, this can cause damage to the bones that support your teeth, and eventually tooth loss. Also, exposed tooth roots can cause tooth sensitivity. To repair damage and to prevent further dental problems, our dentist may recommend a gum graft in Coral Gables, Florida!
To perform a tissue graft, our dentist will take tissue from other areas of your mouth and use it to cover the exposed tooth roots. The tissue is commonly taken from the roof of your mouth or from the nearby gums and stitched into place where needed. Tissue is only taken from the gums if the patient has plenty of gum tissue near the tooth. Sometimes, patients will prefer to use graft material from a tissue bank instead of from the roof of their mouth or gums. Talk to our dentist to see which method will work best for you.
We invite you to contact the office of Douglas A. Deam DMD PA today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.