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 would not hesitate to come back for any other oral surgery needs in the future.
- Maria G
Very friendly and did a great job
- Judy L
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
The office and staff was fabulous
I would recommend this staff to anyone for any dental surgery.
- Albert M
Just a great professional office with super friendly staff
- Amy W
An overwhelmingly positive experience for a procedure that seems daunting.
- Sandra K
Sound Surgical Arts is a state of the art dental office. Dr. Silvia La Rosa is so kind and explains everything throughly. I would recommend this office to all my family and friends for any dental procedure.
- Hannah P
I had a great experience and outcome. I highly recommend Dr. Silvia La Rosa!
- Traci L
I had literally put off having this gum graft surgery for 15 years simply because I had heard from so many other people about the negative experience they had with this procedure. When I knew it was time to finally do something about it, I met with a prominent oral surgeon that had performed several successful procedures for members of our family and I point blank asked him, "Who do you recommend for gum graft surgery and would you send your mother to this specialist?" This surgeon didn't hesitate for one second. He immediately said, "Dr. Silvia La Rosa. She does the single best soft tissue graft surgery procedures in this entire region." That did it for me and I scheduled my consultation. From the time I had my consult to my last post-op check-up everything proceeded exactly as Dr. La Rosa and her staff described to me. I also achieved an outcome that frankly exceeded my expectations. The graft is perfect. The entire team was amazing. They took the time to understand my needs, hear my concerns and not only answered my questions, but provided me with options for ways to manage post-op discomfort (which was really minimal because I followed the post-op directions to the letter) to how to handle wearing my orthodontia retainers so they wouldn't "mess with grafting success" during my recovery. What I was the most impressed with was the professional courtesy that not only Dr. La Rosa and her team extend to their patients, but that they extend to each other. When was the last time you heard the staff and the doctor tell each other "please and thank you" while working together during a patient procedure? I could go on for hours sharing my glowing accolades for Dr. La Rosa and her staff, but I think the most important thing I can share with you is that if you need a soft tissue graft, go talk to Dr. La Rosa and her team. Dr. La Rosa has definitely turned the specialty of soft tissue grafting into "surgical art".
- Kelly L