Regarding oral health, healthy gums are the foundation of a vibrant smile. However, gum recession, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition can lead to gum tissue loss and compromise aesthetics and oral well-being. Gum grafting, a specialized dental procedure, offers a solution to restore receding gums and improve your smile's overall health and appearance.
At Deep Ellum Advanced Dentistry, we perform gum grafting by harvesting healthy gum tissue from one area of your mouth (often the palate) and transplant it to the area with gum recession. This grafting process enhances gum health, prevents further recession, and improves smile appearance.
Following gum grafting, following your dentist's or periodontist's post-operative care instructions is essential. These may include avoiding certain foods, maintaining proper oral hygiene, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.
The Benefits of Gum Grafting
Receding Gum Treatment
Gum grafting in Dallas effectively addresses the issue of receding gums, preventing further exposure of tooth roots and reducing sensitivity.
Gum Health Restoration
The procedure helps restore gum health by covering exposed tooth roots and preventing the progression of gum recession.
Gum grafting can improve the appearance of your smile by creating a more balanced and harmonious gumline.
Prevention of Tooth Sensitivity
Receding gums often lead to tooth sensitivity, mainly when exposed tooth roots come into contact with hot, cold, or sweet stimuli. Gum grafting can alleviate this discomfort.
Reduced Risk of Decay
Exposed tooth roots are more susceptible to cavities. Gum grafting covers these vulnerable areas, reducing the risk of decay.
Gum grafting can help prevent bone loss by protecting the underlying bone structure from exposure and damage.
The Gum Grafting Procedure
The process begins with an examination by our skilled dentist in Dallas, Dr. Wing. They will assess the extent of gum recession and recommend the appropriate type of gum grafting. Local anesthesia is then administered to numb both the donor site (usually the palate) and the recipient site. The donor tissue is carefully collected from the palate or another suitable area. The harvested tissue is then prepared for transplantation.
The recipient site, where the gum tissue is thin or receding, is gently cleaned and prepared to receive the graft. The harvested tissue is securely stitched to the recipient site, covering the exposed roots and enhancing the gumline's appearance. The transplanted tissue then integrates with the existing gum tissue over time. Postoperative instructions are provided to ensure proper healing and minimize discomfort.
By addressing gum recession and enhancing your smile's appearance, gum grafting can restore your confidence and oral well-being. If you're experiencing gum recession or are concerned about the health and appearance of your gums, contact Deep Ellum Advanced Dentistry at 3112 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226, or call (214) 466-6610 to explore how gum grafting can rejuvenate your smile and set the stage for a lifetime of gum health.