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What are the Indications for Gum Grafts?

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
What are the Indications for Gum Grafts?Gum grafts are needed when your gum tissues are severely damaged and start to recede, exposing more parts of your teeth and even the teeth. Grafts are attached to the damaged tissues to cover the visible teeth roots and increase the volume of your gum line. Here are the common indications for gum grafts:

Receding Gums

Gum recession occurs when your gums are damaged mainly through gum disease and start pulling away from the teeth. Exposed roots of the teeth are very sensitive and will cause pain. Thus, it would be best to have a treatment remedy as soon as possible. The condition can be caused by smoking, severe gum disease, or aggressive brushing, and gum graft offers the best treatment option for receding gums. A dental specialist uses the grafts to replace the missing gum tissues. The graft can be extracted tissues on the roof of your mouth.

Aesthetic Purposes

Gum grafts can also be indicated for aesthetic purposes. When the gum tissues are damaged, they will start to recede and leave your teeth exposed. The condition will leave you with gum tissues that are not aesthetically pleasing. Grafting helps restore the gum tissues' volume and leaves you looking beautiful. If you are concerned that you don't have enough volume on your gum, visit a periodontist for the best surgical process.


Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease. The condition destroys the jawbone connective tissues, gum tissues, and jaw. If you have the disease, a dental expert will use grafts to restore the health of your gums.

During the grafting process, the periodontist gets tissues from other healthy gum tissues, synthetic sources, or from a donor. They then attach to the worn-out tissues. The procedure is fast and will offer the best results in volume restoration of the gums. Local anesthesia is used during the surgery to ensure you are comfortable and minimize pain.

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