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Connective Tissue Graft (oral)

Connective Tissue Graft (oral)

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.

Connective-tissue grafts: This is the most common method used to treat root exposure.
Free gingival grafts: Similar to a connective-tissue graft, this method is used most often in people who have thin gums to begin with and need additional tissue to enlarge the gums.
Pedicle grafts: This procedure can only be done in people who have plenty of gum tissue near the tooth.

To find out if you could benefit from this or another procedure schedule your consultation with our practice today.