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 and after gum grafting photos
Gum Grafting Reviews
Sound Surgical Arts
I rarely had questions, because things were explained well - goals, tx plan, money- all pretty straight forward. Dr. La Rosa is so warm and kind, I want to just hang out with her all day. She looks you in the eye and makes you feel like a person rather than just a chart. Very comforting when your teeth are messed up, and you aren’t sure how things will go. I will be recommending her to people from now on.
- Melissa C
My procedure went smoothly. Dr Silvia took the time to answer all my questions. SHe made me feel like I was the only patient in the office so she could take her time with me
- Lydia G
I had significant trepidation when going into this procedure. Dr. La Rosa and her staff made me feel calm, comfortable, they showed complete compassion for any angst I expressed and treated me amazingly well. The result of the procedure was beyond what I could have expected. I am so thankful that I saw Dr. La Rosa and will recommend her to anyone and everyone.
- Libby B
Overall, a great experience. Dr. Sylvia is very kind and thorough with surgery and post op appointments!
- Chylee B
Very warm, professional, supportive, and welcoming team.
- Allison A
From the moment I came in to the office I felt very comfortable and welcomed. Big thanks to Dr. Sylvia La Rosa and her wonderful assistants for their performance on my gum tissue. It was also easy to follow up with all the after surgery steps by using their verbal and written instructions. Just feels like I got to the right place and got super professional help. Thank you all!
- Halyna K
Appreciate the care we have received from the doctor and staff.
- Susie U
The doctor and assistant were wonderful at the time of surgery. They were patient and calm did their very best to put me at ease.
- Renata M
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
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
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
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
Excellent experience overall
- Julie H
Dr. Sylvia and her staff are exceptional! Every visit was pleasant.
- Jacquelyn H
I would recommend Sound Surgery for anyone needing oral surgery
- Neil B
Great experience and friendly staff
- Angie N
Couldn’t have been happier with the service.
- Robert R
Great offIce! I always felt comfortable and trusted them completely.
- Shannon S
Pleasing environment. Knowledgeable staff focused on patient and their care. Dr Silvia LaRosa absolutely wonderful and clearly excellent practitioner.
- Dawn S
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