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Are You a Good Candidate for Gum Grafting?

Posted on 5/27/2016 by Todd Jorgenson
A patients tooth in need of a gum graft.Gum grafting is a procedure used to restore gums that have receded away from the teeth as a result of periodontal disease. This treatment method goes a long way in restoring the appearance of a smile while protecting the tooth roots. While gum grafting is a great option for most people, it is important to know whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure.

Who Can Benefit from Gum Grafting?

When determining if someone is a good candidate for gum grafting, it is important to determine whether or not your teeth will actually benefit from the procedure.

If you have gums that have receded to expose the root, experience sensitivity due to receding gums, or are bothered by the appearance of your smile due to gum recession, you will likely benefit from the procedure. This is because gum grafting works to restore an attractive and healthy appearance to your gums while covering up unsightly cementum.

Overall Heath and Gum Grafting

To be a good candidate for gum grafting, you'll also need to be in good health with healthy gums. If your gum disease is not controlled, having a gum graft procedure will be pointless and will likely fail due to future recession.

Additionally, the teeth that will be covered during grafting need to be healthy, as infected teeth can develop further infection if they are subjected to grafting. Certain health conditions like autoimmune diseases and diabetes could also take you out of the running for a gum grafting procedure.

If you are ultimately found to be a good candidate for gum grafting, it is important that you are fully committed to the process. You'll need to make choices that will keep your gums healthy, and without making these commitments, you will likely experience poor results that require correction in the future.

Please contact us if you have any questions about gum grafting.




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