Gum/Soft Tissue Grafting
Gum and Soft Tissue Grafting Corrects Receding Gums, Protects Exposed Roots
You know that feeling when the water's too cold or the food's too hot and you feel it in your teeth?
Tooth sensitivity and pain are often the result of receding gums, which leave roots exposed. This condition also leads to further gum recession and leaves the exposed surface susceptible to harmful decay.
Gum and soft tissue grafting is a type of periodontal surgery that covers and protects exposed roots and helps to prevent further recession and bone loss.
Depending on the size and area of the gum recession, Dr. Even-Hen will use your own tissue (usually from the palate) or use a substance called AlloDerm™ to cover the exposed root on one tooth or several teeth. In addition to protecting the root from plaque and bacteria, you'll look and feel better, with a more even gum line and less sensitivity . . . and improved periodontal health.
What is AlloDerm?
AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Matrix is widely accepted for soft tissue applications. This FDA-approved product uses the dermis layer of skin that contains collagen and elastin proteins, which support tissue regeneration and promote strong, natural tissue repair. It is used for root coverage, soft tissue ridge augmentation, and soft tissue augmentation around dental implants. Dr. Even-Hen may suggest this new alternative treatment, which greatly enhances the healing time and minimizes discomfort.
Benefits of AlloDerm
Dr. Even-Hen may use AlloDerm™ which is widely used for many vital reasons:
- AlloDerm contains structural elements and cells (collagen, elastin proteins) that enable it to continually regenerate
- Combines with your own healthy gum tissue; looks and functions naturally
- A consistent record of successful results
- No discomfort associated with using your own tissue
- Faster healing