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
I was so impressed from start to finish with the whole Sound Surgical Arts team. Each person was friendly, hardworking, professional, and kind. Dr. Silvia La Rosa did an excellent job with my gum graft. With Stephanie as her surgical assistant, I felt so well taken care of. I would recommend this office to anyone who needed these services!
- Kim W
Wonderful, A+, will return for all future procedures needed.
- Devon B
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
Thank you for such excellent care.
- Patty H
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
Took such great care me. If I had to have the procedure again, I would only come to Dr. La Rosa!
- Joan N
Thanks for a very thoughtful and respectful experience! Would recommend to friends who neeed similar procedures.
- Jessica R
Excellent care from the La Rosa couple and team
- Julia Linsk
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