What Is Gum Grafting?

gum grafting is a dental action performed to treat gums or periodontal disease, due to a bacterial infection affecting gum tissue, causing inflammation, swelling, redness, and loss of bone around the teeth. Periodontal disease begins to develop when bacteria in the mouth are attached to the teeth and gums. A biofilm called dental plaque is formed when bacteria grow and multiply.

Dental plaque can be removed by practising standard dental cleaning steps such as brushing and flossing or undergoing regular tartar cleaning. If dental plaque is not removed and allowed to remain on the tooth surface for a long time, the gingival tissue tends to become inflamed until gum disease develops. Early gum disease is usually called gingivitis. When gingivitis develops as more plaque builds up on the tooth surface, a serious gum disease called periodontitis develops. If a person’s gum disease becomes too severe, surgery may be the only right choice, and the dentist tends to discuss the type of surgery that best fits the patient. Visit us at North Texas Dental Surgery to get a gum grafting.