Protect your assets
A healthy smile is a powerful thing, and if you are one of millions of Americans suffering from some form of gum disease, yours is at risk. Left untreated, gum disease can cause gum recession, and eventually tooth loss. If you’ve experienced gum recession, you may require a gum graft to protect the integrity of your teeth and restore your smile to health.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting, also known as a gingival graft, is a periodontal procedure in which gum tissue is grafted, or taken from another part of the body (roof of the mouth) and used to cover exposed tooth roots and restore gums that have been impacted by gum disease and gum recession.
Guided tissue regeneration
If you have experienced the loss of periodontal structures like bone, soft tissue, and ligaments due to gum disease, Dr. Fili can help restore those structures with guided tissue regeneration. This technique places tissue regenerative membranes along with the gum graft to stimulate new bone and soft tissue growth.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of gum grafting include:
- Reverse effects of gum recession
- Cover exposed tooth roots
- Protect tooth roots from decay & damage
- Prevent further infection
- Provide better tooth-to-gum ratio
- Improve the look of your smile
Give us a call!
Take control of your gum disease and reverse the effects of gum recession today! If you have any questions about gum grafting, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Dubuque periodontist – Dr. James Fili at Dubuque Periodontics – give us a call today at (563) 557-7569.