Exposed tooth roots - now what?

What happens with exposed tooth roots?

Gum is a thick protective tissue that surrounds the teeth like a tight cuff. Those gums can reced for various reasons e.g. too intense tooth brushing, tooth displacement or bruxism. If tooth roots are left exposed and the cause is left untreated, several oral health problems like root hypersensitivity, aesthetic or functional deficiencies, gum inflammation, tooth root caries and impaired oral hygiene can occur.


How can exposed tooth roots be treated?

Dental surgeons can transplant tissue from the palate to the gums. Possible side-effects of tissue transplantation are pain, discomfort and complications with healing at the harvest site.

Geistlich Mucograft® is an alternative to tissue from the palate for the regeneration of gum tissue with proven clinical success. Collagen matrices such as Geistlich Mucograft® serve as a scaffold supporting your body in generating gum tissue.

Your dentist will advise you on a suitable surgical approach individually adapted for you.

Verena Vermeulen
Group Lead Clinical Marketing