There are two types of gum tissue in your mouth. There is the thick, attached gum tissue that acts like a seal around the neck of every tooth, and the loose tissue that blends into your cheek. It is important to have a minimum of 3 millimeters of attached gum tissue to prevent bacteria from traveling up the root causing recession and bone loss.
Fortunately, we can replace missing attached gum tissue with a gingival graft. There are several variations of grafts. We can harvest the tissue from the palate or use processed donor tissue that is both safe and avoids the need for a donor site.
If you have recession or a lack of attached gingiva, Dr. Forgosh can talk with you about the best option for your specific needs.