At Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates in Sandy Springs, Georgia, we offer a soft tissue graft, also called a gum graft, to help our patients have the smile they want even after having periodontal issues. Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong may recommend gum grafting to increase your comfort, improve your oral health, and give you a more attractive smile if your gums have receded.
Gum recession, where the gums recede away from the teeth expose the root of the tooth, making the teeth appear too long. Left untreated, gum recession can cause tooth decay and ultimately, tooth loss. Exposed tooth roots are the result of gingival recession and periodontal (gum) disease, but it can also be caused by trauma and overly aggressive tooth brushing. With a gum graft, we can place gum tissue over affected areas to repair gum recession.
At Vernon Woods Dental Care Associates in Sandy Springs, Georgia, we are pleased to offer gum (soft-tissue) grafting for our patients who need help with their smile. Whether you need gum grafting because of an uneven gum line or gum tissue infected by periodontal disease, our team is ready to help. To find out more, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong, please call us at 404-692-7913 today!