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Gum Grafting

Skokie, IL Dentist

There are two types of gum grafting: free gingival graft and connective tissue graft. Each serves a specific purpose in treating gum recession. Our periodontist will recommend the treatment that is right for your individual needs.

Free Gingival Graft: this graft is designed to thicken thinning gums in cases where there is no tooth root exposure. By thickening the gum tissue, your gums are more resistant to infection. Additionally, the free gingival graft helps to prevent further gum recession.

Connective Tissue Graft: this graft is designed to treat cases where tooth root surfaces have been exposed. The graft is used to cover the exposed tissue and help to reestablish the proper gum contours within the mouth. The success of this method often depends on the amount of bone loss in the area where the exposure has occurred.

Our Skokie doctor, Dr. Schmidt, will discuss your benefits and likely outcomes prior to beginning treatment.

Location

Skokie, IL Dentist

4709 W. Golf Rd., Suite 112
Skokie, IL 60076

Office Hours

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm or 10am-7pm
Wednesday: Alternating 8am-5pm
Thursday: 7am-4pm
Friday: 7am -12pm or 7am-3pm
Saturday: Alternating 8am-1pm

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