Soft tissue grafts are used to cover exposed root surfaces and replace gum tissue, which was lost due to gum recession. The recession may have occurred for a variety of reasons including aggressive tooth brushing, periodontal disease or a combination of factors including grinding and clenching of the teeth. The benefits of grafting include improved appearance, protection to the teeth and reduced tooth sensitivity. Grafts can be provided for a single area or multiple teeth can be treated at one appointment.
Soft tissue grafts may also be used to re-establish normal gum contours following tooth loss or trauma. Improvements in contour lead to improved appearance and reduction of food collection around the teeth.
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For more information about soft tissue grafting, please see the following source:
American Academy of Periodontology