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Gingival Grafts: What Are They and Who Needs One?

teeth, health, smile, dentist, dentalhealth, oralhealthIf gum disease isn’t treated at an early stage, gums recede and a gingival graft may be required to restore healthy gum tissue:

– During a gingival graft, a periodontist grafts healthy gum tissue over to an area of receded gum.
– This procedure will prevent gums from receding further and reduce the risk of decay or infection of the exposed root.
– Regular check-ups at the dentist and a thorough oral care routine will make sure gum disease is spotted early or prevented entirely.

“People who suffer from gum recession often begin to see exposed roots or longer-looking teeth.”

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