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Soft tissue grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting - Newmarket dentists by Woo Dental

Gum grafting is a fast and easy procedure that helps correct gum recession. The periodontist covers the receding gums with healthy gum tissues.  

There are types of gum grafting that depend on the extent of damage and the patient’s needs. In some cases, the periodontist may not remove gum tissue from the mouth but instead, use a tissue bank. This process is called soft tissue grafting.  Your dentist in Newmarket may use a tissue bank as a source instead of removing gum tissue from a patient’s mouth. 

Connective tissue graft

In this procedure, a flap of skin is cut from the roof of the patient’s mouth. The periodontist then proceeds to take tissue from underneath the top layer of the palate. The tissue is then stitched onto the receded gums to cover the exposed tooth root.

Free gingival graft

This procedure is similar to a connective tissue graft. The only difference is that the tissue is removed directly from the palate without cutting a flap. This method is used most often in patients who have naturally thin gums.

Pedicle gum grafting

This method of gum grafting takes tissue directly from the surrounding gum line instead of the palate. The periodontist cuts a flap from the gums. The tissue is then pulled over or down to cover the exposed tooth root before being sewn in place.

Getting gum grafts can help one get back a healthy smile by restoring gum tissue and protecting teeth. If you are considering soft tissue grafts, speak with your Newmarket dentist about the best options for you.  

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