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 have recommended Doctor to some friends that need different procedures. Very satisfied with the work done and everyone goes the extra mile.
- Bobbie G
Dr Sylvia La Rosa and her entire staff are excellent and I am pleased with the results.
- David L
Not a great thing to need done but a very good job done. Thank you very much!
- Gary Y
Wonderful office to be a patient of. I will recommend to my closest friends, family and others.
- Laura Fulton
The entire staff was super friendly and easy to work with. Dr. LaRosa was kind, caring and all of the back office staff made us feel comfortable and cared for
- Rachel R
Fantastic overall service!
- Lenay S
I would recommend Dr. LaRosa and her staff for any oral procedure. I was always greeted with a friendly smile and genuine concern for my comfort. After each procedure I received a call from Dr. LaRosa checking on my condition. She goes above and beyond what is expected.
- Teri G
Great office great staff!
- Tim G
I would totally return if needed or to say HI!!
- Carrie E
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- David W