Vigorous brushing, bruxism or periodontal disease can lead to gingival recession. This problem causes tooth sensitivity, exposure of roots or the appearance of elongated teeth
To curtail its effects, the main problem must first be treated and then a graft must be performed.
What is a gum graft?
A gum graft is a surgical procedure performed under local anaesthesia. It consists of placing grafted tissue on the affected area of the gums to thicken them. This prevents further loosening of the teeth, stabilizes the affected area and eliminates other symptoms of gingival recession.
If the graft is removed from the patient’s palate, the procedure is known as an autogenous graft. Inert tissue from a donor can be processed using state-of-the-art technology—this is known as an AlloDerm graft.