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A gum graft is a type of dental surgery performed to correct the effects of gum recession. It is a surgery in which a periodontist removes healthy gum tissue from the roof of the mouth or use the tissue from a tissue bank or from synthetic sources and uses it to build the gum back up where it has receded.

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Gum recession is the process in which the tissue that surrounds the teeth pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. This can cause damage to supporting bone. Gum recession is a common dental problem; it affects 4% to 12% of adults and often goes unnoticed until it becomes more severe.

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Many people don't even notice that their gums have receded, because it is a gradual process. However, over time, an exposed tooth root can not only look ugly, but can cause tooth sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods. Eventually, gum recession, if not treated, can cause tooth loss. To repair the damage and prevent further dental problems, a gum tissue graft may be needed.

Dr Malboubi has his own creative methods to enhance the success rate of this procedure since this procedure is very technique sensitive and delicate.