Gum grafting reconstruction can effectively address gingival recession that leaves the body more susceptible to bacterial penetration and trauma.
Exposed roots can become increasingly sensitive to hot and cold foods as gum recession progresses, Advanced cases can leave patients more susceptible to root caries and gouging as recession progresses and exposes more root surfaces. In some cases, enough healthy, protective gingiva remains to necessitate little more than improving homecare practices. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.
A gingival graft extracts a thin piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth or gently moves it over from healthy adjacent areas to surround the tooth with stable attached gingiva. Place the graft in such a manner that covers already exposed root sections.