Connective Tissue Grafting
Occasionally, when the jawbone resorbs, there is a corresponding reduction in the gum tissue as well. This can lead to problems such as periodontal disease, poor esthetics and eventual loss of teeth or implants. Gum tissue can be harvested from different areas in the mouth to replace lost tissue and restore gingival health. Alternately, allogenic tissue substitutes from cadavers (AlloDerm) can be used to correct the problem.
These procedures are performed in our office and can be done with either a local anesthetic (novocaine), IV Sedation (twilight sleep) or General Anesthesia. There is minimal swelling and discomfort post operatively.