Over time, many people experience some level of gum recession, where the gums pull away from the teeth and expose portions of the tooth root. If this is the case for your smile, our dentist may recommend a connective tissue graft in West Linn, Oregon, to correct this problem. Contact our team at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry by calling 503-699-5900 to learn more and set up your appointment with Dr. Jim Durnin today.
Gum recession is a serious issue and can lead to further problems for your oral health down the road. Exposed tooth roots are more vulnerable to decay and damage, not to mention the way they mar the look of a healthy smile. Our dentist can use a connective tissue graft to cover exposed tooth roots again and protect your oral health.
During a connective tissue graft, our dentist will take donor tissue from a tissue bank another part of the mouth, generally the palate, and stitch it to the area that needs additional tissue. We will then work with you to make sure the graft heals properly and as quickly as it can. Be sure to follow the instructions from our team for taking care of your tissue graft after treatment.
If you would like to learn more about connective tissue grafts, please contact us for an appointment today!