- Increased root sensitivity
- Decreased aesthetics
- Deterioration of supporting bone
- Risk of further recession
- Increased build-up of plaque
What is soft tissue grafting?For starters, healthy gum tissue is essential to protect teeth from periodontal disease and sensitivity. By performing a soft tissue graft, the doctor recreates healthy gums by placing tissue over the exposed roots of one's teeth. In return, gum recession and bone loss are reduced. Not to mention a soft tissue graft also prevents exposed roots from decaying.
Surgical AdvancesThanks to advances in oral surgery, doctors are no longer required to use tissue from a patient's palate or other tissue sites to place on the exposed roots like in the past. When tissue is taken from the patient's body it leaves open wounds and causes discomfort for the patient.By implementing regenerative tissue matrixes such as BioHorizons' AlloDerm, doctors no longer need to extract tissue from various sources, instead they simply apply regenerative tissue. This solution eliminates an additional surgical site and similar results are still achieved.
After SurgeryOnce the surgery complete, post operative instructions will vary depending on each case. The doctor will review specific instructions in detail, but they can include:
- Take prescribed antibiotics to limit inflammation
- Rinse with assigned mouth wash
- Don't irritate surgical site
- Cover surgical area with protective dressings
- Manage post operative pain with prescribed medication