Gum grafting, also known as a gingival graft, is a periodontal surgical procedure in which gum tissue is removed from the roof (or palate) of the mouth and relocated to another area of the mouth. Gum grafting may be done in order to protect your teeth from gum recession, a condition when gum tissue surrounding a tooth begins to pull away, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root.
Gum grafting can be utilized to repair gums after brushing too harshly, and can also be done to enhance or improve a smile.
If your gums are damaged it can lead to an unpleasant smile, sensitivity in your teeth, bone loss, and tooth decay. By Grafting the gum to the proper level, Dr. Sanford is able to protect your smile from tooth loss in the future.
It is our goal to help you keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for a lifetime. At The Smile Gallery of Greensboro our team is dedicated to creating beautiful healthy smiles in all of the Triad. Patients have come from Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Browns Summit, High Point, Winston Salem, Reidsville and beyond! We serve a large community with our wide array of services.
Call us today at (336)365-0293 if you feel you may need Gum Grafting so we can schedule a consult with Dr. Sanford.