Free Gingival Graft
What Is a Free Gingival Graft?
Are the Results of a Free Gingival Graft Permanent?
While there are some "solutions" to gum recession that attempt to simply hide the issue by covering up the root of the exposed tooth in question, these methods can actually become harmful and induce more damage over time. Because free gingival grafts are promoting the growth of healthy, new gum tissue around your teeth, the procedure gives you permanent results that can help maintain a good gum line around your teeth for the foreseeable future.
It should be noted, of course, that if there was something done on your part that contributed to the gum recession, those habits will need to be broken in order to help keep your new gum tissue healthy. If they continue, then you could find yourself in need of more help when the same issues that cause the gum recession do so again. You cannot continue acting one way and expect the results to be different the second time around, in other words. That is why it is so important to listen to your dentist and pay attention to the instructions that they give you. We want you to have healthy teeth that will last for your lifetime, not teeth that end up decayed or overly sensitive.
If you are interested in learning more about free gingival grafts or gum recession, please do not hesitate to give us a call today at South Ogden: 801-475-5577 or Kaysville: 801-444-2696! We would be happy to schedule an evaluation for you and discuss your oral health needs in greater detail.