Gum Grafting/Gum Lifts

Gum grafting is a kind of dental intervention used to correct and reduce the impact of gum recession  It is a fast, relatively simple surgery, where a periodontist removes healthy gum tissue on the mouth roof and uses it to recraft the gum or gums that were damaged.


Gum grafting is an operation to reverse gum recession, also known as gingival grafting or periodontal plastic surgery.  If gum recession is allowed to continue, the risk of damage to the bone and keratinized tissue around the tooth is much higher and very probable. Gum grafting's objective is to extend keratinised gum tissue to the dental roots, and thereby replace them in order to prevent further harm.


When the gum wears away, it exposes more of the tooth’s root, and that is where gum recession beings. This can lead to enhanced sensitivity on behalf of the tooth, tooth root, and gum, particularly when eating or drinking hot or cold food. Since the recession of gum tends to occur slowly, many individuals do not understand that it might be happening to them because they get used to the sensitivity. However, if the gum recession is not caught and treated, it can result in causing tooth loss.

Many people don't even notice the decrease of their gums, because the decay is not is a step by step process. However, an exposed dental root can not only look hideous over time, but can also trigger tooth susceptibility, particularly in the case of cold or warm foods. Ultimately, the gum recession may trigger tooth loss if not handled. A gum tissue graft may be required to repair harm and prevent additional dental issues.


For cosmetic reasons, some people choose a gum graft. An example is wanting a cleaner, brighter smile so they can smile better. For others, a gum graft is required to protect the exposed tooth from damages and or preventing further damage from occurring. 


An example of damage to the gums is their position: if they are too high or too low in relativity to your teeth and their roots. Many items can make your gums too low or too heavy. Gums that are too low and are covering big parts of your teeth can reduce the look of your teeth. This can be caused by genetics, a specific health issue, or certain prescription medicines.

Gums that are too elevated and make your teeth look too long are often triggered by a gum recession that causes gum tissue to reject the tooth and expose the root of the tooth. The recession can not only lengthen your teeth, but  it can lead to severe dental issues including decline in function, and an eventual loss of teeth. It can also be an indication of periodontal disease, which is the worsening of teeth (gums and bones) and their supporting structures.


In order to actually obtain the graft, Instead of using the roof, some dentists and patients prefer to use grafting material from the tissue bank. Tissue stimulating proteins are sometimes used to promote the natural bone and tissue development of your body. You can talk to your dentist and discuss which will be the best option for you.