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Thomas Hoover Perio
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Periodontal & Implant Dentistry
Call: (952) 920-9209

Cosmetic Periodontal Therapy/Gum Grafting

Gum Recession

Gum recession, or gingival recession is what happens when the gum tissue recedes, or pulls away exposing the roots of the teeth.  If left untreated, the recession can lead to bone and tooth loss. 

 

Soft Tissue Grafting: 

Is a type of gum graft surgery in which healthy gum tissue is removed from the roof of your mouth and then attached with stitches to the gum area being treated. 

 

Connective Tissue Grafting: 

Most common procedure used to treat recession.  During the procedure, a flap of skin is cut at the roof of your mouth (palate) and tissue from under the flap, called subepithelial connective tissue, is removed and then stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root. After the connective tissue — the graft — has been removed from under the flap, the flap is stitched back down. We can even avoid using the roof of the mouth for our graft harvest, reducing post-operative discomfort. 

Allograft:

Donor tissue that allows the Periodontist to correct the recession without retrieving tissue from the palate. 

 

Pedicle Graft:

A graft technique that involves borrowing of the adjacent soft tissue to cover the exposed root. 

 

Why treat gum recession

  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Unattractive smile
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Loss of supporting bone
  • Medical condition

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  • St. Louis Park
  • 3401 Wooddale Ave S
  • St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 55416
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