Gingival Grafts: What Are They and Who Needs One?
If gum disease isn’t treated at an early stage, gums recede and a gingival graft may be required to restore healthy gum tissue:
– During a gingival graft, a periodontist grafts healthy gum tissue over to an area of receded gum.
– This procedure will prevent gums from receding further and reduce the risk of decay or infection of the exposed root.
– Regular check-ups at the dentist and a thorough oral care routine will make sure gum disease is spotted early or prevented entirely.
“People who suffer from gum recession often begin to see exposed roots or longer-looking teeth.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.