Austin Soft Tissue Graft Dentists
Although many people consider their teeth to be the main focus when it comes to dental hygiene and appearance, an uneven or damaged gum line can have a major impact on a person’s smile. Receding gums not only change the way a person looks, but the associated tooth decay and diseases can seriously endanger one’s health as well. To help combat problems with the gum line, a dentist may opt for a soft tissue graft.
Gum Problems Treated with Grafting
Like skin grafts used for medical treatments, soft tissue grafts consist of removing a patch of tissue and placing it over a problem area. However, for soft tissue grafts, the operating dentist generally uses tissue from elsewhere in the patient’s mouth and some periodontal dressing to help the healing process. These methods may solve the following gum line problems:
- Gum disease
- Exposed tooth roots
- Thin gum line
- Traumatic damage to the gum
In particular, when a gum line recedes, a person can feel the consequences through sensitivity and may notice the lack of gum line visually. To help with this, we also provide:
These procedures generally have few complications and only require regular cleaning until the tissue has properly healed. In some instances, the dentist may need to do some additional cosmetic work to reshape the graft for a natural appearance.
Damage to the gum line can have serious effects on a person’s overall dental health and may detract from the beauty of an otherwise impeccable smile. To learn more about soft tissue grafts and what options are available to you, contact the Austin soft tissue graft dentist office of BridgeView Dental today by calling 512-347-8299.