Periodontal

Soft Tissue Grafts in Phoenix

Soft Tissue Grafts (Gum Grafting)

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and/or to improve the esthetics of your gum line.

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Tissue recession can cause teeth to become sensitive to hot and cold and vulnerable to decay (cavities). Tissue recession also may make teeth appear too long.

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment we help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure may help repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, gum tissue can be harvested or donor tissue can be used to cover the root surface and replace missing gum tissue. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

  • Tissue RecessionTissue Recession
  • Soft Tissue GraftSoft Tissue Graft (complete root coverage)

What are the benefits of this procedure?

A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile. Whether you have a soft tissue graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.