Gum Surgery in Columbus, Ohio
A gum graft is a type of gum surgery that allows your dentist to treat periodontal disease and also repair gum recession by taking tissue from the roof of your mouth or adjacent teeth, and using that tissue to cover the spaces where the gums have begun to recede. This procedure is very simple and effective in stopping more severe dental problems from developing.
Advantages of Gum Grafts
- Protects the roots of your teeth from decay
- Decrease tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
- Stops and treats gum recession fixes your gum line for a more even appearance
- Prevents tooth and bone loss.
Types of Gum Grafts
Connective tissue graft
This procedure consists of taking a small part of flap tissue from the roof of your mouth and stitched over the area being treated. This is the most commonly used type of gum graft.
Free gingival graft
This procedure consists in taking the tissue needed directly from the palate.
If you have enough tissue in your gums and surrounding teeth, that tissue is used for the procedure.
In the case that the patient does not have enough of their own tissue available for the procedure, donated tissue is used for the grafting procedure.
Good oral hygiene is strongly recommended to prevent gum diseases and keep your gum tissue clean and healthy. Brushing and flossing daily can help maintain your teeth and gums clean and free of bacteria. Mouthwash containing antimicrobial solutions can provide you with even more protection.
Have Problems with Your Gums?
If you require a gum graft for another dental procedure, our team at Polaris Dental Care are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us at (614) 758-6522 to make an appointment today!
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