Gingival (Gum) Graft
Gum tissue serves several purposes: it keeps your sensitive tooth roots from being exposed to the elements, it covers your bone tissue to prevent deterioration, and it contributes to a healthy looking smile. To remedy thin or missing gum tissue, Dr. Peiser can perform a gingival graft, also known as a gum graft or a soft-tissue graft.
When gum tissue is very thin and vulnerable to recession, we can place a gum graft to enhance the gumline. We typically take tissue from the palate of the mouth, where gum tissue is thicker, more resilient, and high-quality. Soft-tissue grafts can predictably prevent recession, sensitivity, and cosmetic problems that result when gums recede.
Exposed tooth roots can cause your teeth to be extremely sensitive. Many patients also dislike the way the resulting elongated teeth appear in their smile. A gum graft, performed in the same manner as for “thinning gums,” can improve the cosmetics of the area, as well as prevent further recession.
Happily Accepting New Patients
From consultation and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, Dr. Peiser and the team at East Side Periodontics provide the specialized dentistry you need. Contact us to schedule your consultation or second opinion visit. Our Providence, Rhode Island periodontal practice is convenient to many surrounding communities, including Pawtucket, Cranston, Barrington, Fall River, Dartmouth, and South Attleboro, Massachusetts.