Soft Tissue Graft
Do you have damaged or deteriorated gums? Berdy Dental Group can help restore your smile with soft tissue grafts. If your gums are compromised by periodontal disease, we encourage you to call our office at 904-389-1376 and schedule a consultation Dr. Christian Berdy or Dr. Cary Berdy. Read below to learn more about the basics of the grafting procedure.
Our dentists may recommend a soft tissue graft – also called a gum graft – if you have experienced gingival recession. Gum tissue may recede if your smile is affected by periodontal disease. When not treated with a gingival graft, gum recession may eventually lead to tooth loss due to lack of support from the gum tissues. A gum graft can also improve the appearance of an uneven gum line.
During the gum grafting procedure, a dentist stitches grafting tissue onto the area of the gums that require additional tissue. Based on your particular needs and desires, the tissue graft may be taken from another area of your mouth or from a tissue bank. When using your own tissue, the graft may be taken from the roof of the mouth or from the surrounding gums. Our dentists will help you determine which type of gum graft is best suited to your individual needs. In some cases, we may also use tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage your body’s natural growth abilities and to promote faster healing.
Please contact our Jacksonville office today at 904-389-1376 to discover how soft tissue grafting can improve the health and beauty of your smile.