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Gingival/Gum Grafting in Greater Heights

One of the most common symptoms of periodontal disease is gum recession. This exposes the enamel on the roots of your teeth, which is actually much thinner than it is on the crowns. This makes it much easier for roots to decay, causing teeth to simply fall out. In the beginning stages of gum disease, it can usually be treated by taking better care of your teeth at home with more consistent brushing and flossing. You can also get a deep cleaning at Sunrise Dental that will specifically remove the bacteria and plaque from your gums.

In some situations, however, the gum tissue may have receded so much that it needs to be replaced. In this case, we will use a soft tissue graft. For this procedure, we will either take a piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth or neighboring teeth to replace your lost gum tissue. Soft tissue grafts have a very high rate of success, and usually require very little recovery time.