Soft Tissue (Gum) Grafting
Long teeth due to exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Periodontists are often considered the plastic surgeons of dentistry. At Andover Periodontics, your periodontist will perform a gum graft surgery to repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
The benefits of gum grafting surgery are to prevent further recession and bone loss, by thickening the gum tissue and recreating the protective band of tissue lost to recession. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay and treat root sensitivity. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetics, you will often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health – your keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.