Curles C. Colbert Jr DDS | Gingival / Gum Grafting in Farmington Hills

 

Farmington Hills: 248-855-0055

Detroit: 313-382-0710

Curles C. Colbert Jr DDS
Dr. Curles C. Colbert

30335 West Thirteen Mile Suite 105
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
P: (248) 855-0055

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 
Curles C. Colbert Jr DDS in Farmington Hills MI

Gingivitis and in its advanced state, periodontitis, has a profound effect on the gums. As gingivitis progresses, more and more bacteria and plaque builds up, causing the gums to stretch. The end result it large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically not pleasing to the eye. When the gums recede, an abnormal amount of tooth structure is exposed.

Gum grafting is the corrective procedure that restores the gum to its natural, healthy state. Using soft gum tissue from the roof of the mouth, the receded gums are grafted. The goal if the graft is to cover exposed tooth and root surfaces with grafted on oral tissue.  This grafting encourages new tissue growth that will enable the gums to return to its original position around the teeth. The procedure is routine and entails a minimal amount of downtime and discomfort.

 
 
Farmington Hills Dentist | Gingival / Gum Grafting. Curles Colbert, jr is a Farmington Hills Dentist.