Rod M. Rogge, DDS
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Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft Tissue Grafting

Recession around teeth and implants is usually due to incorrect tooth brushing, but can also be caused by uncontrolled periodontal infection, trauma, anatomical irregularities, and muscle tension from the lips, cheek or tongue. Root exposure or implant exposure resulting from gingival tissue recession may pose multiple problems for patients, such as:

  • Undesirable aesthetics
  • Root sensitivity
  • Impaired oral hygiene
  • Increased caries (decay) susceptibility
  • Loose teeth
  • Increased recession over time, causing tooth loss
  • Abscess formation and pain if the gum is no longer attached to the teeth
  • Recession, which does not allow complete or partial dentures to fit properly

A gingival tissue graft can restore the proper gum tissue structure, improving appearance, comfort, and health, while protecting against further recession and tooth loss. It can also improve the fit and stability of complete or partial dentures.