Healthy gums are a key player in supporting overall oral health. They help to protect the roots of your teeth, and your jawbone, from bacterial attack. They help to hold your teeth securely in place, and they help to protect your teeth from extreme temperature sensitivity. A healthy gum line also provides you with a beautiful smile. Gum recession, which can result from gum disease, brushing too hard, or bruxism, puts the health of your mouth (and its appearance) at risk. At Cameo Dental Specialists, we can help to restore the health of your mouth with tissue grafting.
What is Tissue Grafting?Tissue grafting (also called a gum graft or a soft tissue graft) is a procedure that is designed to restore the health and natural appearance of your gum tissues by repairing the damage done by gum recession. We start by administering a local anesthetic, which numbs the surgical sites. If you are feeling exceptionally anxious or nervous, we can also discuss your sedation options. The procedure is done by taking soft tissue from elsewhere in your mouth (most frequently the roof of your mouth, called the donor site), and securing it in place over the areas of recession, or the recipient site. Depending upon your unique circumstances, we may choose to use donor tissue from another donor, or other regenerative materials. While you heal, your natural gum tissue and the donor tissue begin to fuse together, and the tissue reforms a tight, protective seal around your teeth.
Different Types of Tissue GraftsThere are three main types of tissue grafts:
Benefits of Tissue GraftingThere are several benefits to tissue grafting:
If you have experienced gum recession, it is important to have it addressed as soon as possible. For more information on tissue grafting, or to schedule your appointment, call Cameo Dental Specialists today at (708) 456-7787.
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
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7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607