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Austin Dentist | Austin dental care | TX | Gingival / Gum Grafting

Ronald B Cass DDS FAGD, PA
7011 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731 in NW Hills
FELLOW of the Academy of General Dentistry

DIPLOMATE of the Academy of  GP Orthodontics 

Voted TEXAS SUPER DENTISTS by Texas Monthly Magazine 2009-2015

Family General Dentistry Including Orthodontic Services & INVISALIGN/ ClearCorrect

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Gingival / Gum Grafting
 

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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 it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not 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 if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on 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.