North Raleigh Periodontics offers Gingival Graft surgery for gum recession. Free Gingival Grafts are designed to enhance or replace the amount of gum supporting a tooth if there is inadequate gum tissue or if recession has occurred to expose the root. This may improve the esthetics of your gum line, reduce further recession and bone loss, protect the tooth from decay, and reduce tooth sensitivity to hot or cold.
Gum tissue from the roof of the mouth or another donor source is transplanted to the gum line. This procedure feels like a pizza burn from the donor area, takes one hour to complete and is healed within 10 days.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
To maintain this condition, your dentist will recommend an oral hygiene program.