Gum Grafting - Hixson, TN
Restore Gum Tissue With Gum Grafting
In advanced stage of periodontal disease, your gums may appear to shrink down, making the teeth seem longer. This can result in tooth sensitivity and greater risk of decay.
Healthy gums act as a barrier to bacteria and should be restored quickly to protect your teeth and bone. Dr. Charles McBrayer and Dr. Strever offer gum grafting procedures to restore the function and appearance of your receding gums. The method recommended by Dr. McBrayer and Dr. Strever to correct receding gums depends largely upon the amount of gum tissue each patient has available to use as donor tissue. For example, pedicle grafting utilizes the gum tissue that surrounds the exposed tooth root and therefore, would only be performed on a patient with ample gum tissue. Conversely, free gingival grafts are used for patients with thin gums, taking donor tissue from the roof of the mouth and placing it directly onto the treatment site. Connective-tissue gum grafting is the most commonly performed and uses donor tissue taken from under a flap cut into the roof of the mouth.
Gum Grafting Restores Receding Gums
Are you experiencing receding gums? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Strever or Dr. McBrayer so that they may evaluate your teeth and gums to determine the cause of recession. While receding gums can result due to hormonal changes or a poor brushing routine, the most common cause is periodontal disease. If your gum recession is a result of periodontal disease, we can provide you with the necessary treatment to stop further recession and also restore your gum lines to healthier, more attractive levels with gum grafting.