Honolulu Dentist | Honolulu dental care | HI | Soft Tissue Graft

The Oahu Dental Group

Finn T. Esrason, DMD

735 Bishop Street, Suite 333

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentistry

(808)524-0444

OahuDental@gmail.com

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A soft tissue graft is used when there has been a significant amount of gum recession in a particular area. Slight gum recession can usually be fixed with a few changes to your oral hygiene routine to take better care of your teeth and gums. When the gingiva recedes further it exposes you to greater risk for infection and bacterial penetration. You will likely be more sensitive to hot and cold foods when you have receding gums. If the gums recede enough as to expose the root you can set yourself up for more serious problems. The root is softer than the enamel making it more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque.

To restore proper gum level and functionality a soft tissue graft can be performed. This is done by either removing soft tissue from the roof of the mouth, or repositioning healthy gum tissue from adjacent teeth. This procedure is very predictable and has a high success rate.  Today there is also an alternative to using your own tissue for grafting, which is often uncomfortable, and that is using an acellular, sterile collagen membrane. This procedure should be performed before more serious problems develop and periodontal surgery is necessary.

 
 
 
Honolulu Dentist | Soft Tissue Graft. Dr. Finn Esrason is a Honolulu Dentist.

735 Bishop Street, Suite 333

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813