Alexis Road Family Dental

4640 West Alexis Road, Suite #200

Toledo, Ohio 43623

419.471.1208

proudly serving the Toledo, Ohio area

Alexis Road Family Dentistry

Amber Leer, D.D.S.

Grafts - Dental Treatments

Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area

 

 

What is a graft in dentistry?

Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities.

 

The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity.

 

Periodontal procedures are available to stop further dental problems and gum recession, and to improve the aesthetics of your gum line.  For example, an exposed tooth root resulting from gum recession may not be causing you pain or sensitivity, but is causing one or more of your teeth to look longer than the others. In other cases, an exposed tooth root causes severe pain because it is exposed to extremes in temperatures or different kinds of food and liquids.

 

Once contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

 

 

For more information on dental grafts in the Toledo, Ohio area call Amber Leer, D.D.S. at 419-471-1208.