What is Gum Grafting
Exposure of the roots of the teeth (recession) can be caused by traumatic tooth brushing, periodontal disease, tooth malpositioning as well as many other known clinical scenarios. Recession can be associated with chronic irritation, cold sensitivity and esthetic concern.
What To Expect
Gum grafting uses donor tissue from the roof of the mouth, which is transplated to the site of the recession. It can be used to thicken the tissue around the recession defect and/or cover the exposed root.
Our highly trained team will review all post-operative instructions with you, including typical post-operative discomfort and healing time. You will be given Dr. Glick’s emergency contact number in case of after hour concerns.
Periodontal dressing will be placed on the recipient site. We also use a plastic palatal protector for the donor site. This greatly minimizes the post-operative discomfort.