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Procedure: Soft Tissue GraftsSoft Tissue Graft Utah Periodontist

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment Dr. Mangelson can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Once these contributing factors are controlled, a soft tissue graft procedure will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Soft tissue grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue due to excessive gingival recession. During this procedure, Dr. Mangelson carefully selects gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

What are the benefits of this procedure? A soft tissue graft can reduce further recession and bone loss. Root surfaces are more vulnerable to decay.Soft tissue grafting can cover exposed roots to protect them from decaying. It also helps to reduce tooth sensitivity and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Sometimes when you lose one or more teeth, you can get an indention in the area where the tooth used to be. This happens because the bone naturally recedes when it no longer is supporting a tooth. In that case, Dr. Mangelson may suggest that ridge augmentation be performed whereby a gum graft is used in conjuction with the soft tissue graft so that there is more bone support for the restorative replacement and so that an optimal esthetic result can occur.

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Patient Reviews

Dr. Mark Mangelson and all of the exceptional dental professionals in the Cottonwood periodontal office have what I call the "soft touch." I have been a patient of Dr. Mark Mangelson for ...

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Barbara Larsen

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posted a month ago

It is always a pleasure to see Dr. Mangelson and his amazing and caring crew. Each one there goes out of their way to make sure I am comfortable and...

Kimberly Reiter

5 out of 5 stars

posted a month ago

Dr. Mangelson helped me a lot when I thought there was no saving my back teeth. He's a great dentist. I'd highly recommend him.

Jillian Seymour

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

The first day I met Dr Mangelson add his staff I felt completely at ease. They were quick to get me in and complete the work I needed done. I would...

Patty Caret

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

When I moved here from Maine my mouth was in need of some major work. Dr. Mangelson came highly recommended by a friend who had had work done. He and...

Suzanne Valverde Gillane

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Dr Mangelson and staff are the best. When they are running late, they've called to inform me, and were able to adjust to fit me in. I feel at ease...

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