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What are Gingival Grafts?

A gingival graft, also known as gum graft, is a surgical procedure whereby gum tissue is taken from one position in the mouth and grafted into another. The reasons for having this type of surgery are varied but the main uses for gingival grafts are:

– To cover gum recession

– To encourage growth of healthy gum tissue

– To reduce sensitivity in the teeth caused by exposure of the roots

Should gingival grafts be required “your dentist might refer you to a periodontist” who specialises in this form of dental surgery. A full article on the uses and benefits of gingival grafts can be read at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-a-gingival-graft/.


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.