Effects of Gum Recession
When gingiva or gum tissue recedes, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. Gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance to the gum and tooth. Significant gum recession can also lead to root caries and root gouging.
Types of Gingival Graft
During gingival periodontal treatments grafts, a thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or around gums round a tooth to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. In addition to the patients own tissue, tissue from a donor bank that has undergone rigorous sterilizaton or synthetic mandbrane materials may be used.Tissue-stimulating proteins are sometimes also added to encourage the body’s natural ability to grow bone and tissue.