The Oaks
4350 Sheridan Street Ste. 201 D
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-981-0012

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Soft Tissue Grafts

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the esthetics of your gum line. For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes sever pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids. -See Figure 1

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss. -See Figure 2

Do you have gum disease?
Call Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Hollywood, FL at (954) 981-0012
to learn more about grafts!