Periodontal therapy, involves transplanting tissue from one part of the mouth to another to repair receding gums and improve gum health. 






Protect Your Smile: How Connective Tissue Grafts Can Restore Gum Health and Enhance Your Appearance

Dr. Sarna utilizes connective tissue graft for those patients that need to protect their teeth from the damaging effects of gum disease or those patients seeking to improve the appearance of their smile. Connective tissue graft is a form of gum surgery, but don’t panic, gum surgery sounds much worse than it is.

Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from your tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem affecting up to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.

Many people don’t even notice that their gums have receded, because it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, Dr. Sarna may perform a connective tissue graft.

A connective tissue graft is the most common method used to treat root exposure. During the procedure, a minimal amount of tissue from somewhere else in your mouth is basically removed and transferred to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root of your affected tooth. 








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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.