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Riverview Dental | Gingival / Gum Grafting in Corunna

Paul R. Kuhlman, DDS
Dirk G. Rennick, DDS

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611 N. Shiawassee St.
Corunna, MI 48817

989-743-4851
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rview@RiverviewSmiles.com

Gingival / Gum Grafting
 
Riverview Dental in Corunna 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 is large pockets, that once they are cleaned out, remain on your gum line. These pockets cause the gums to recede, which aesthetically is 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 of 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.

 
 
Corunna Dentist | Gingival / Gum Grafting. Dr. Paul Kuhlman and Dr. Dirk Rennick is a Corunna Dentist.