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Shane McCrea performs a number of gum treatments and soft tissue (gum) graft procedures. Gum grafting improves the aesthetic appearance of the tooth and helps mitigate sensitivity and infection.
When you lose gum tissue, the gumline recedes, making the teeth appear longer. There are a number of reasons why gums recede (disease, excessive brushing, hereditary and hormones) but periodontal (gum) disease is the most common cause. Exposed root surfaces have a poor aesthetic appearance, cause sensitivity and make the tooth and root vulnerable to infection.
If there is sufficient bone volume but insufficient soft tissue volume, a soft tissue graft is performed to prevent or correct recession or to enhance the soft tissue volume in a dental implant site. A soft tissue graft uses a membrane or tissue taken from the mouth.
There are three types of soft-tissue graft that we perform: