Gum Grafting in Houston, TX

Gum Grafting in Houston, TX

If you suffer from receding gums or gum disease, not only does your appearance change, but your dental health can be impacted as well. Gum grafting is a simple dental procedure that can effectively rebuild your gum line and protect your teeth from further damage.

Gum recession is a condition in which your soft tissue gradually separates from surrounding teeth. This leaves more of the tooth root exposed, which results in the appearance of longer teeth. Long teeth might not be a problem; however, this may damage the supporting bone beneath, causing your teeth to become less secure and perhaps fall out.

About Our Houston Gum Graft Surgery

It is important not to ignore gum recession until it is too late. Gum recession is a gradual process and one that is often difficult for patients to spot themselves.

  • Connective tissue grafts are the most common type of gum graft. For this grafting procedure, connective tissue is sourced from beneath the palate at the roof of the mouth.
  • Pedicle grafts use tissue from around the tooth that needs to be repaired. For this procedure, your dentist will partially cut your gum and pull excess gum tissue over the tooth root that has been exposed.
  • Free gingival grafts are similar to the connective tissue grafts in that they also use tissue from the roof of one’s mouth; however, the tissue sourced for this type of graft is located on the top layer of flesh instead of underneath.

Schedule Your Gum Grafting in Houston, TX Today

If you suffer from receding gums or gum disease, a gum graft procedure may be needed to protect your teeth from further damage. Contact our office to schedule a dental exam with us today to see if gum grafting may be needed to correct your gum recession.

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    Dr. Rosecler Marmentini

    Dr. Rosecler Marmentini is an orthodontist and specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

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