Soft Tissue Grafting
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.
There are two types of gum tissue next to our teeth:
The attached band that is in contact with the teeth is a firm, non-mobile band, which resist normal daily forces of brushing, flossing and chewing. This band of tissue is firmly attached to the bone surrounding our teeth. Below the attached gum there is the mucosa; a mobile, highly vascularized and darker pink tissue which is not meant to resist the forces of daily brushing, flossing and chewing but instead is in charge of providing vascularity to the attached gum. With its elastic fibers it permits facial expressions and speech.
When we don’t have the skin tissue like band around our teeth but we are left with a thin, see-through mobile tissue/mucosa. Forces that are normal can be very traumatizing to the gum therefore leading to inflammation and recession.
A gum graft allows us to create or improve the quality and quantity of tissue needed for normal function (brushing, flossing and chewing). When coverage of the roots is needed a root coverage procedure is indicated.
Gum Grafting Reviews
Sound Surgical Arts
Its the dentist office but, I love coming here!
- Cynthia B
Everything went very smoothly and the recovery was much easier than I expected. My experience was great.
- Michele F
My experience with the office and the procedure was great. Very professional with friendly and courteous staff
- Jerry L
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
Dr. La Rosa was fantastic throughout the entire process of my surgery. She is patient oriented and truly cared to make sure I was comfortable with the procedure from beginning to end. I highly recommend Dr. La Rosa.
- Aryn K
I have been very impressed with the entire staff who have been so good to be around and have been consistently very professional and competent. I have been especially impressed with Dr. Sylvia LaRosa who has simply been the finest medical professional I have ever met. She is highly competent, caring and dedicated to her patients and profession. Thank you, Dr. LaRosa, it has been a pleasure to know you.
- Stephen S
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