Riverside Dental Care | Gum Grafting in Moss Point


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Gingival / Gum Grafting
Riverside Dental Care in Moss Point MS

Gingivitis and, in its advanced state, periodontitis has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result is deep pockets. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which is not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal of the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted  oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.

Moss Point Dentist | Gum Grafting. Wayne Adkison is a Moss Point Dentist.