Are your gums slowly moving away from your teeth, making your teeth look longer than normal? If so, you have gum recession, and we offer soft tissue grafting to help with the problem. Soft tissue grafting at Carp Dental is nothing to be afraid of. This treatment protects teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession and simply improves your smile. There are many types of grafts used in dentistry, and Dr. Carp, Dr. Oh, Dr. Yu, or Dr. Goldwater will decide which one is best for your individual situation.
- The most common method used for a gum graft in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is a connective tissue graft. This involves your dentist cutting out a small section of tissue from inside your palate and stitching it to the receding area.
- Free gingival grafts are similar to connective tissue grafts. Instead of using an inner piece of tissue to place over the receding area, an outer layer of tissue is cut off. This is a beneficial treatment for those who have thin gums and need additional tissue added.
- Pedicle grafts involve your dentist cutting out tissue around or near the tooth needing the repair. The pedicle is cut away but not enough to allow one edge to remain attached. The gum is then pulled down to cover the receding area and sewn into place. This method is beneficial to those with large gum tissue near the tooth.
Call our office today to learn more about soft tissue grafting!