Southside Family Dentistry | Gingival / Gum Grafting in Birmingham

 

Southside Family Dentistry
Kuntal Pandit D.M.D

 

1715 11th Ave South | Birmingham Al 35205

ph: 205-251-6928
fax:
205-251-6968

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1715 11th Avenue South Ste C
Birmingham Al 35205

Gingival / Gum Grafting
AGD Member
 
Southside Family Dentistry in Birmingham AL

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.