Gum Grafting

Treating Gum Recession & Sensitive Teeth

Gum recession is the loss of gum/soft tissue around teeth. When the gum recedes the bone recedes, which is the actual support of the tooth. The main objective of gum grafting is to restore as ideal as possible the quantity and quality of the gum tissue and to protect the bone.

When recession of the gingiva/gum occurs and reaches the mucosa, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as touch. The long appearance of the tooth as result of the recession creates an imbalance in the harmony of the teeth and gums. Gum recession can predispose to worsening recession. The exposed root surface, which is softer than enamel can lead to root caries and root gouging.

When gum recession is present, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.  In areas with very thin gum a graft is needed to prevent recession from occurring and also when we have a strong pull from the tissue fibers from the inner mucosa of the cheeks or floor of the mouth.

Contact us for more information about Treating Gum Recession with Gum Grafting or to schedule an appointment with Periodontists Dr. Silvia La Rosa or Dr. William Lubken.

A gingival/gum 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.

Before Gum Grafting

Gum Grafting

After Gum Grafting

After Gum Grafting

 

 

 Before and after gum grafting photos


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5 out of 5 stars based on 63 Gum Grafting reviews.

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Wonderful, A+, will return for all future procedures needed.

- Devon B

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Highly recommended! A highly skilled and professional team that creates a supportive and caring atmosphere that feels comfortable and familial. Thank you all!

- Erik F

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Your office is what anyone would expect from a dental office and more. From the front desk to the finance person to the assistants and techs to the doctor, you are amazing. You should feel proud of your staff and the business you have built. I’ve even considered coming back from the East Coast if I need anything. Just amazing!

- Jan-Marie G

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Took such great care me. If I had to have the procedure again, I would only come to Dr. La Rosa!

- Joan N

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Thanks for a very thoughtful and respectful experience! Would recommend to friends who neeed similar procedures.

- Jessica R

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Excellent care from the La Rosa couple and team

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Its the dentist office but, I love coming here!

- Cynthia B

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Everything went very smoothly and the recovery was much easier than I expected. My experience was great.

- Michele F

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My experience with the office and the procedure was great. Very professional with friendly and courteous staff

- Jerry L

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The whole procedure went so smoothly. Everyone I worked with was just so great!!! I’m very happy with the results! Will definitely recommend to people.

- Mary F

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