Gum Grafting – Sugar Land, TX

When recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

Before Gum Grafting   After Gum Grafting
before and after gum grafting

Bone Grafting Overview

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Bone Grafting Overview

A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

J. Gregory Condrey, DDS, MS, PA

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After needing 2 different type of surgeries with excellent and painless results, I would recommend Dr. Condrey to anyone I know. He and his staff are the best, top notch.

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Let me start by admitting that I'm one of the pickiest people I know! I was introduced to Dr. Condrey after enduring what I considered to be a "botch job" from another periodontist. Oh how I wish I had visited Dr. Condrey's office first!!! He fixed EVERYTHING and actually cared about my concerns as much as I did. He's detail oriented and absolutely awesome! His staff is top notch, friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and helpful. I would gladly recommend Dr. Condrey and his staff over any other!

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