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
Have a very good experience and Dr. S LaRosa was professional and friendly. Great personality. Would definitely come back if needed.
- Laurie P
I am glad I did all four of my gum grafts with Dr. Silvia LaRosa. She and her staff did an amazing job start to finish.
- Jonathan F
Thanks to all who assisted, everyone was so nice and professional!
- Christine H
I'd reiterate that everybody was pleasant and cheerful and took a moment to make contact. I really appreciate it. That's a huge part of healthcare that can go away with the continued push for efficiency. Don't let those moments of contact go away. Fight hard to keep them.
- David C
Very professional and efficient. Services went exactly as explained.
- Glenn G
An amazing place to go for your dental needs! both Doctors are SUPER nice and easy going. They truly know what they are doing. The staff members make you feel very comfortable and are very efficient and amicable. The staff and the doctors explain all the procedures thoroughly before taking action. I have been treated in 2 of the 3 offices and the places are also fantastic, clean and well decorated. They make it fun too! If you need to have something done in your mouth, this is the place to go! I highly recommend this place and the team to anyone.
- Clara R