If sensitive teeth, receding gums, or exposed roots are a problem your dentist may refer you to a periodontist to be evaluated for a possible gingival graft. Also known as a gum graft, a gingival graft involves transposing healthy gum tissue to another location to replace damaged tissue. A gingival graft may be necessary to:
– Prevent further gum recession
– Cover the exposed roots of teeth
– Treat excessive tooth sensitivity
Your dentist will try to cure dental problems before suggesting gum grafts but it may be the only solution for receding gums. Gingival grafts help “gum tissue heal and prevent further issues” and you can read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/.