Conventional Soft Tissue Grafts(Gum Graft): When gum thickness is reduced and gum height recedes over time, the roots of the teeth are exposed and the risk of tooth decay, tooth sensitivity increases, and even possible tooth loss. In such a case, a gum graft should be considered. This procedure involves extracting a small piece of healthy tissue from the roof of the mouth to graft it to the area of recession. This keeps the receding gum from progressing, and in some cases, reverses the recession.
Modern Technique: This approach is much less invasive which mean less post-operative healing time, no sutures, and no surgical incisions larger than a tiny pinhole for placement of collagen. This approach is also known as the Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Additional Soft Tissue Procedures:
- Clinical Crown Lengthening