The Basics of Gum Grafting
- Posted on: May 15 2018
One of the leading oral conditions is gum disease. And although gum disease can be easily treated if caught early on, that’s not always the case. In more advanced stages of gum disease, sometimes we at Baltimore Periodontics may recommend a treatment called gum grafting. So, what is gum grafting? How is it performed? And who is a good candidate for this treatment? Let’s take a closer look.
What Is Gum Grafting?
Gum grafting is a fairly straightforward procedure that we perform here at our office. At Baltimore Periodontics, Dr. Moskowitz will restore the gumline to a healthy appearance by grafting tissues from another part of the mouth like the palate. In other instances, he can also graft sterilized collagen sheets to the affected gums. The goal of this surgical procedure is to help cover the gum line where the gums have receded— preventing further erosion, bone loss, infection, and other oral issues. In addition to preventing further gum decay and bone loss, gum grafting can also reduce tooth sensitivity to both hot and cold foods.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
During your initial consultation with our Baltimore Periodontics office, we will help determine what gum disease treatment is best for you. If you have extreme gum erosion that can’t be treated with a thorough dental cleaning or other gum disease treatment options, we may recommend gum grafting. Ideal gum grafting patients are otherwise healthy and don’t smoke.
If you have gum disease and also suffer from gum recession, gum grafting from Baltimore Periodontics may be good for you. Ready to take the next steps in learning more about gum grafting? Contact our Catonsville office today.
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