Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft Tissue Grafting South Ogden, UT
Reasons for Soft Tissue Grafting
As a periodontist, Dr. Cassity is focused on helping you maintain and improve your periodontal health. Soft tissue grafting is often a vital part of combating gum recession. You may experience gum recession due to periodontal disease, aging, trauma, crowded teeth, and over-brushing.
Periodontal disease, an infection caused by bacterial plaque, is by far the leading cause of gum recession. If left untreated, this infection will spread to the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and supportive bone. The destruction of your gums can leave the roots of your teeth exposed. Exposed roots can result in tooth decay and severe sensitivity issues when eating hot and cold foods.
The main goal of soft tissue grafting is to cover your exposed roots and improve your existing gum tissues. The procedure can help prevent additional recession and bone deterioration. Most sensitivity issues should also subside following your graft.
Types of Soft Tissue Grafting
Connective tissue graft
Free gingival graft
Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting
Besides improving your periodontal health, a soft tissue graft can also improve the aesthetics of your smile. A beautiful smile is all about striking an aesthetic balance between your teeth and gums. After your soft tissue graft, your teeth will be surrounded by pink, beautiful, and healthy gums!
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