Our team of trained and experienced dentist performs an array of soft oral tissue surgery or gums grafting procedures to make sure that are enough soft tissues which are required to palliate infection or sensitivity and enhance the aesthetic appearance. The success rate of such surgeries is quite high since grafting procedures are carried out by a specialised dentist who has undergone required medical training and patients are required to follow post-surgical care instructions.
What are the causes of gum recessions?
- Periodontal (gum) disease – Gum disease is the main reason behind gum recession. Periodontal is a bacterial gum infection which impacts the soft gum tissue and the bone that hold your teeth in place.
- Hereditary / Genes – Irrespective of the quality of the oral hygiene routine followed by the people, a third of the population is infected with gum disease.
- Aggressive tooth brushing – It’s high time to change your brushing habits. Aggressive brushing causes wear on the tooth enamel and gum recession.
- Improper oral hygiene – Not following a proper oral routine like brushing, flossing, and mouth washing results in plaque and tartar build-up.
- Hormonal changes in Females – Hormones change in situations like pregnancy and menopause can make gums sensitive and prone to gum loss.
Types of soft oral tissue surgery or gums grafting procedures performed
Soft tissue grafting
periodontal (gum) disease causes loosing of gum tissue and resulting in gumline recession which makes teeth appear longer. Exposed root surfaces cause sensitivity and make the tooth and root venerable to infection. A soft tissue graft is performed by using a membrane or tissue taken from the mouth to prevent a recession or to increase the soft tissue volume with respect to sufficient bone volume.
There are three types of soft-tissue graft that our clinicians perform:
- Free gingival graft– Doctor takes soft tissue graft from the palate and graft to the recessed gum which results in the increase of the thickness of the gum tissue and protection of the exposed root.
- Connective tissue graft – It’s common way to treat the exposed root by cutting a flap in the roof of the mouth and connective tissue present under the flap is removed and stitched under the gum tissue that surrounding an exposed root. The flap is stitched back down.
- Pedicle graft –A flap of gum tissue (the pedicle) taken from an adjacent tooth is partially cut away and moved sideways to cover the exposed root and stitched into place. A pedicle graft heals promptly since some of the blood vessels still remain.
Guided tissue regeneration
This surgery procedure uses collagen membrane for the growth of new gingival (gum) tissue. There can be two approaches:-
Application of a special gel to a diseased root of a tooth. Partly presents proteins (similar to the proteins naturally found in tooth enamel) in the gel stimulates the growth of bone matter and healthy tissue.
A section of bio-compatible material being surgically inserted directly between the existing tooth and bone promotes the growth of the bone by preventing gum tissue from covering the area where the bone is growing
Gingivectomy and Gingivoplasty
Gingivectomy removes gum tissue (gingiva) by surgery and Gingivoplasty reshapes gum tissue
It is a surgical dental procedure which removes the frenulum, a small fold of tissue between the upper central front teeth.
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Other Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeries
Here are other oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed by our Surgeon Dr Ryan
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