What Is A Soft Tissue Graft?
At AV Dental, your oral health is our top priority, and we offer a variety of periodontal procedures to restore and protect your oral health. Poor oral hygiene, gum disease, the natural aging process and other conditions can cause excessive gum recession, tooth sensitivity, bone loss and eventual tooth loss. Also known as gum graft surgery, a soft tissue graft can replace the tissue surrounding gums, cover tooth roots and help prevent these conditions from returning.
There are several different types of gum graft surgery, including connective tissue grafts, gingival grafts and pedicle grafts. After a thorough exam and X-rays, your dentist will determine which type best fits your individual needs. The soft tissue graft procedure involves taking tissue from your palate or grafting material from a tissue bank to treat the areas of recession. It can be performed on one tooth or several teeth to augment existing gum tissue, protect roots from decay, reduce sensitivity and make your gumline appear more even; which gives you the added benefit of a beautiful smile as well.
Preventing Gum Disease and Recession
Gum disease is a common dental problem that often goes unnoticed, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for the following symptoms:
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Pus surrounding teeth and gums
Regular checkups and professional teeth cleanings can protect not only your oral health, but your overall health and well-being. Your dentist or hygienist can detect recession and the early signs of gum disease, so it is vital to visit them every six months or more often if needed. It is also important to take good care of your mouth, gums and teeth by doing the following:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing dail
- Using an antiseptic mouthwash daily
- Visiting your dentist for regular exams and professional teeth cleaning
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Avoiding tobacco products
Contact Our Dentist In Jersey City
If you are suffering from receding gums or periodontal disease, our experienced dentist in Jersey City, NJ, can determine if gum graft surgery is right for you, and help you get back on the road to optimal oral health. To schedule an appointment, contact AV Dental at 201-484-7759 today. We look forward to serving all of your dental care needs.