Have you been told by your dentist that gum surgery is necessary to address your gum disease? If so, it’s natural for you to feel nervous. Any type of surgery might make you uncomfortable, especially if you don’t know what to expect. You will often undergo a gum graft as part of surgical gum disease treatments to replace the missing tissue. Now you may think What are the different types of gum grafts?
In this blog post, you will learn about different variations of gum grafting treatment and their working. So, take a moment and read the following details.
An Overview – Gum Graft Treatment:
Gum graft treatment, also known as a gingival graft, is a surgical procedure that is used to repair and restore the gum tissue around the teeth. The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in the treatment of the gums and other structures that support the teeth.
Several types of gum grafts can be performed, but the most common is the connective tissue graft. This type of graft involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth and using it to cover the exposed root of the tooth. The grafted tissue is then sutured in place and allowed to heal.
The main goal of a gum graft is to cover exposed roots of teeth, which can occur due to receding gums, and to protect them from decay or damage. Gum grafts can also be used to thicken thin or uneven gums, and to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile.
Different Types Of Gum Grafts:
According to SKN Cosmetic Clinic, several types of gum grafts can be performed, each with its own unique characteristics and indications.
Connective tissue graft:
This is the most common type of gum graft and involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth (the palate) and using it to cover the exposed root of the tooth. The tissue taken from the palate contains the connective tissue and blood vessels that are necessary for the healing and integration of the grafted tissue to the recipient site. This type of graft is used to increase the thickness of the gums and to cover exposed roots.
Free gingival graft:
This type of gum graft involves taking a small piece of tissue directly from the gums and transplanting it to the area of receding or thin gums. The tissue used in this type of graft is taken from the same area of the mouth where the gums are receding or thin. This type of graft is used to increase the width of the gums.
In this type of gum graft, a flap of tissue is lifted from the existing gums next to the exposed tooth root and folded over to cover the exposed root. This type of graft is useful when there is minimal recession and the amount of tissue available is sufficient. This type of graft allows the blood supply to remain intact and reduces surgical trauma, which makes it a more conservative option.
In this type of gum graft, donor tissue is used to cover the exposed root of the tooth, this tissue is obtained from a tissue bank. This type of graft is used when there is a severe loss of tissue and autogenous tissue is not available.
The choice of the type of graft will depend on the extent of the recession, the amount of tissue available, and the goals of the treatment. Your periodontist will recommend the best option for you after conducting a thorough examination and discussing your goals and concerns.
All Summed Up!
Gum recession not only makes your teeth more sensitive to bacterial infections and other dental issues, but it also makes your smile appear less appealing.
To restore the beauty and protection of your teeth, we provide a variety of gum recession procedures at the SKN Cosmetic Clinic. To schedule a consultation for this treatment, please use the form below or give us a call.