Gum Grafting in Braintree, MA
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Receding gums are an unhealthy and unattractive result of periodontal disease. Receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity, gum inflammation, and can make it easier for bacteria to access the tooth root, generally protected by a healthy gum line. If you have receding gums, there is a procedure available to restore your gum line. Braintree, MA periodontist Dr. Thomas Mone, offers three types of gum grafting procedures suited to each patient’s needs.
Connective Tissue Grafts
With connective tissue grafts, our periodontist will take the donor tissue from under a flap of skin cut into the roof of your mouth. Once the donor tissue is harvested, the flap is sutured back into place. The donor tissue is then sutured to the tissue surrounding the area of your receding gums. This gum grafting procedure is the most commonly performed of the three.
Free Gingival Grafts
The technique for free gingival gum grafts calls for the collection of donor tissue directly from the roof of your mouth with the donor tissue attached directly to the area of receding gums. This method is recommended by Dr. Thomas J. Mone, our Braintree, MA periodontist, for patients with thin gum tissue.
In a pedicle gum grafting procedure, the donor tissue is taken not from the roof of the mouth, but from the gum tissue that surrounds the area to be treated. A flap is cut into the gum tissue surrounding the receding gums and is gently stretched to cover the exposed tooth root. It is then sewn into place. This gum grafting technique is optimal for those patients who have ample gum tissue.
Treatment of Receding Gums
If you have receding gums, and you are concerned about periodontal disease or the appearance of lengthening them, contact our office for a consultation. Our Braintree MA periodontist can evaluate your teeth into, and help you determine the best method to restore your smile.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!