Gingivitis and worse periodontitis, has a very damaging effect on the gums. Large pockets of bacteria and plaque build up as gingivitis progresses. These pockets will remain even after they have been cleaned out. They will also cause the gums to recede leaving you with aesthetically displeasing smile.
A corrective procedure called gum grafting is used return the gum to a natural, healthy state. The grafted gums are usually from the soft gum tissue at the roof of the mouth. The goal of gum grafting is to cover any exposed tooth and root surfaces. This procedure will help new tissue growth and encourage the gums to return to it’s original position. Gum Grafting is quite a common procedure that involves a very small amount of discomfort or downtime.