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Larson Dental | Gingival / Gum Grafting in Salt Lake City

928 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

(801) 355-5558

Dr. Brent Larson & Dr. Matt Larson

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Gingival / Gum Grafting
 
Larson Dental in Salt Lake City UT

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.

 
 
 
Salt Lake City Dentist | Gingival / Gum Grafting. Matthew Larson is a Salt Lake City Dentist.