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If you have receding gums, our dentist and team may suggest gum grafting. This procedure involves taking healthy tissue from another part of the mouth to fix the issue. To learn more about gum grafting in Sterling, Virginia, please contact JB Dental Associates at 571-366-3830. We look forward to getting you scheduled for a consultation with Dr. Joyce Bahng.

Gingival tissue is used in soft tissue grafts, commonly called gum grafts. To improve the appearance of an uneven gumline or treat gingival recession, a gum graft may be necessary.

Our periodontist will sew grafting tissue onto the gum locations that require more tissue during the gum grafting surgery. The tissue graft may be extracted from a tissue bank or another mouth location, depending on your specific needs and preferences. The graft might be taken from the surrounding gums or the roof of the mouth when using your tissues. Which gum graft kind is most appropriate for your particular situation will be determined with your assistance by our periodontist. Tissue-stimulating proteins are another tool we might occasionally utilize to support your body’s inherent development potential and speed healing.

If you suffer a gingival recession, our dentist might recommend a soft tissue graft. If periodontal disease affects your smile, the gum tissues may recede; excessively forceful brushing can also result in gum recession. Gum recession can eventually result in tooth loss if gingival grafting is not performed because the gum tissues will no longer be able to support the teeth. The way your smile looks can also be enhanced with a gum transplant. Please get in touch with our office right now to find out more about how soft tissue grafting can improve the health and aesthetics of your smile.