Gum Graft Surgery
Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.
Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession. During gum graft surgery, we take gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
A gum graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the esthetics of your smile, allowing you to smile, eat and speak with comfort and confidence.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™
This procedure, also known as Pinhole Surgical Technique, is a scapel-free, minimally invasive procedure for correcting gum recession and saving teeth. Through a small hole made by a needle, specially designed instruments are used to gently loosen the gum tissue and glide it over the receded part of the tooth.
Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation involves no cutting, no stitching, and no grafting. The typical post-operative symptoms, like swelling and discomfort, are minimized, and there are instant cosmetic improvements. Most patients are able to resume light normal activities in 24-48 hours.
Some content provided by American Academy of Periodontology.