Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession. Gum graft surgery can help to cover teeth that have had gum recession and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. Gum recession is sometimes treated by retrieving soft tissue from the roof (palate) of the patient’s mouth. However, removal of a section of the palate creates unnecessary pain and discomfort. Therefore, we offer a graft material called AlloDerm RTM. Alloderm is a tissue bank material that has been used in dermatology and dentistry for many years. It can help to enhance the gingival graft without having to take tissue from the roof of the mouth.
Receding gums can be a problem for the health of the teeth and also the look of your smile. Minimally invasive grafting procedures can help to improve aesthetics, and prevent worsening of gingival recession. In this case, Amy was dissatisfied with the look of her receding gums, and was concerned that it was getting worse. After undergoing a minimally invasive procedure, she was again happy and confident with her smile.