Gum Grafting

Treating Gum Recession & Sensitive Teeth

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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. S. La Rosa or Dr. 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

 

Gum Grafting Reviews

Sound Implant & Periodontics / Sound Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 42 Gum Grafting reviews.

Patient Testimonial

Had at least four grafts over two years. Awesome staff and Dr. Sylvia La Rosa is fantastic! Their pain management is the best I’ve ever encountered and I’ve had 3 dentists praise the grafting work that was done.

- Karl H

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The thought of gum grafting can be scary. I have now had 2 of my 3 grafts completed and I was so surprised at how easy it was. The Surgical assistants are absolutely phenomenal and Dr.LaRosa is incredible at what she does. Dr.LaRosa is the ONLY option for me in the future. Thank you to her and her AWESOME team for taking such superb care of me:)

- Molly J

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Sound Surgical Arts made the dental experience comfortable, easy and stress free. Everyone I have come in contact with has been warm, helpful and knowledgeable. I have confidence in referring to SSA because I have no doubt that clients are put first and top quality care is provided. Thank you to each of you that were a part of my journey from scheduling, check in, procedures and follow up. 5 gold stars all the way around!

- Kimberlie O

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I WAS SCARED WHEN I FOUND OUT I HAD TO HAVE A GUM GRAFT. MY STOMACH WAS IN KNOTS FOR DAYS LEADING UP TO MY APPOINTMENT BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THAT DAY THEY MADE ME FEEL CARED FOR AND EASED MY TENSION. BY FAR THE BEST MEDICAL CARE AND EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD. I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER THE RECOVERY ALL THAT MUCH, I JUST REMEMBER THE WONDER TREATMENT AND FOLLOW UP I RECIEVED FROM DR. LA ROSA AND HER STAFF.

- JOANELECE T

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Excellent experience overall

- Julie H

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Dr. Sylvia and her staff are exceptional! Every visit was pleasant.

- Jacquelyn H

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I would recommend Sound Surgery for anyone needing oral surgery

- Neil B

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Great experience and friendly staff

- Angie N

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Couldn’t have been happier with the service.

- Robert R

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Great offIce! I always felt comfortable and trusted them completely.

- Shannon S

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Pleasing environment. Knowledgeable staff focused on patient and their care. Dr Silvia LaRosa absolutely wonderful and clearly excellent practitioner.

- Dawn S

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I can’t say enough good things about this office and staff, I am one of those people that have issues with my gums and in turn get very nervous about procedures. They put me at ease and make me feel like I’m their only concern when I’m there. I actually look forward to my appointments 🙂

- Ellie S

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It was a pleasure attending appointments due to great customer service and courtesy by the entire office. I received a call back when requested within a timely manner.

- Jurea R

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I would recommend this office to all. Because I trusted their abilities to make sure the job was done correct with as little discomfort as possible!

- Julie L

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They wear so wonderful sweet made smile and laugh

- Kate A

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Dr. LaRosa did an amazing job! She is so patient and and knowledgeable with questions and really put me at ease through a very traumatic dental trauma. She is a perfectionist, taking the time to make aesthetically the best result I could have asked for. I can’t thank Dr LaRosa enough for restoring my confidence in my smile and being so thoughtful through the process.

- Will B

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I would not hesitate to come back for any other oral surgery needs in the future.

- Maria G

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Very friendly and did a great job

- Judy L

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Sound Surgical Art is a great team and makes the treatment and healing process easy. If ever I have to have another procedure, I will come back and also refer people here.

- William S

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The office and staff was fabulous

- Anonymous

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