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GUM (SOFT TISSUE) GRAFTING


  • Gum recession is a common dental finding that can make the teeth look long and may also lead to sensitivity.


  • Recession can be caused by excessive bite forces, excessive muscle tie forces, and/or periodontal inflammation.


  • Some areas of gum recession may be treated by minimally invasive techniques to reduce the amount of

the tooth exposed to the elements which in turn reduces sensitivity.

  • It is not always necessary to require a donor site to treat this issue as collagen membrane and bone

grafting may be used within the gums to achieve root coverage.

  • The tooth structure normally covered by the gums is usually darker in color than the portion of the tooth

above the gums that has enamel.

  • Please ask your doctor if this procedure is indicated.