Gum Grafting

Protect your teeth and enhance your smile with our gum grafting services. Designed to treat gum recession and prevent further dental complications.

Gum recession is a common dental problem that involves the pulling back of gum tissue from the tooth, exposing the roots and potentially leading to severe dental issues. At Select Dental Office, we offer professional gum grafting procedures to combat gum recession, enhance the aesthetics of your smile, and protect your oral health.

What is Gum Grafting?

Gum grafting is a surgical procedure that aims to cover exposed tooth roots, reduce further gum recession, and rebuild damaged gums. This procedure is typically recommended when the gums have receded to a point where the tooth roots are exposed, which can cause increased sensitivity and lead to root damage or loss of teeth.

Types of Gum Grafts Offered:

  • Connective-Tissue Grafts: The most common type of gum graft involves taking tissue from under the flap of skin on the roof of your mouth and stitching it around the exposed tooth root.
  • Free Gingival Grafts: Similar to connective-tissue grafts, this method involves taking tissue directly from the roof of the mouth to place around the affected area.
  • Pedicle Grafts: In this procedure, the gum tissue is grafted from gum around or near the tooth needing repair.

Benefits of Gum Grafting

  • Reduced Sensitivity: By covering exposed roots, gum grafting reduces sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Improved Gum Health: Grafting encourages the regeneration of healthy gum tissue.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Gum grafting can significantly improve the look of your smile by giving your teeth a more proportionate and healthier appearance.
  • Protection Against Tooth Loss: By securing the gums around the teeth, gum grafting helps prevent further recession and tooth loss.

The Gum Grafting Procedure

The gum grafting process generally involves:

  1. Consultation and Planning: We first assess your specific needs and discuss the best grafting option for your condition.
  2. Anesthesia: To ensure comfort, the area is numbed with local anesthesia.
  3. Grafting: The selected type of graft is then performed, carefully placing the new tissue to cover the exposed roots and secure it in place.
  4. Recovery: Post-operative care instructions are provided to ensure a smooth and quick healing process.

Why Choose Select Dental Office for Gum Grafting?

At Select Dental Office, our skilled dental surgeons use advanced techniques and materials to ensure effective and lasting results. We understand the importance of both aesthetics and oral health, and our team is dedicated to providing personalized care that addresses both aspects comprehensively.

If you are experiencing gum recession, don’t wait for the condition to worsen. Contact Select Dental Office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how gum grafting can rejuvenate your gums and help preserve your teeth.

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