What Is It?
If your gums have receded and caused your root to be exposed, the pain may become unbearable. You may experience sensitivity to hot or cold foods, or even to specifics foods that are spicy or tangy.
There are several different types, but dentists primarily perform a connective tissue graft in order to take tissue from another part of your mouth and cover the receded gums with it. While there are some types of soft tissue grafts done with tissue from a donor, our oral surgeon prefers to use your own tissue instead.
During a soft tissue graft, our periodontist will perform the following:
- Make an incision that creates a flap of skin in the top of your mouth
- Remove tissue from under the flap
- Stitch up the flap of skin at the top of your mouth
- Stitch the removed tissue over the gum that have receded
By covering the receded gum tissue, Dr. Martins can restore comfort to your ailing teeth. The procedure effectively serves as a gum replacement in areas where your gums have severely receded and creates comfort for both your teeth and your gums.
If you believe you may need a soft tissue graft in order to repair gum recession, please contact Divine Smiles. Dr. Martins and our entire team serve patients in Woburn, Winchester, and the Greater Boston Area. Call us today at (781) 396-8558.