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What is gum grafting?
Gum recession occurs when your gums pull away from your teeth, eventually exposing their roots. This makes your teeth more susceptible to cavities, tooth sensitivity, and other dental problems.
A gum graft is an effective treatment for addressing gum damage and gum recession.
Usually, we get the tissue for your gum graft from your palate (the roof of your mouth). We can occasionally use gum line tissue that’s located close to the tooth that’s lacking sufficient gum tissue.
Donor tissue is also an option if you don’t have enough tissue to complete the graft.
The process for Gum Grafting
We begin Ventura gum grafting by utilizing the appropriate level of dental sedation and local anesthesia to make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure.
Then, if we’re using tissue from the roof of your mouth, we’ll use an incision to cut the tissue away. We then stitch it to the area that’s receiving the graft.
Or, if we’re using a pedicle graft that uses tissue close to the tooth experiencing gum recession, we’ll cut the gums, stretch the tissue to cover the affected tooth, and stitch it into place.
What to expect after Gum Grafting
If you decide you want a sedative or heavy dental anesthesia to make gum grafting in Ventura more comfortable, you’ll definitely need someone to drive you home.
Avoid brushing or flossing the area with the gum graft until it’s completely healed. You’ll rinse your mouth with a special mouth rinse to minimize plaque that can impede the healing process.
Plan on eating soft foods for a couple of weeks after your gum graft. Stay away from spicy or hot foods that can irritate the sensitive tissue.
You can control surgery-related pain with prescription and over-the-counter pain medication. If we use stitches during the procedure, we’ll remove them two weeks a week or so after your surgery.
How does gum grafting improve your oral health?
Ventura gum grafting addresses the issues caused by gum recession. Without a gum graft, your affected teeth are more likely to have sensitivity and tooth decay. Decay can lead to cavities that impact your dental health. Gum recession can even contribute to bone loss that eventually causes you to lose your teeth.
What are the benefits of gum grafting?
Gum grafting in Ventura has multiple benefits that make it a top treatment for gum recession:
You lower your risk of future gum issues
Gum recession is a type of gum disease. By replacing the receding tissue, you lower your chances of experiencing additional problems with your gums.
A gum graft improves your quality of life
Many people with receding gums find that their teeth are sensitive to cold, hot, and sweet foods. They may also experience chronic pain near the gum line. Gum grafting in Ventura resolves these issues so you can reduce your discomfort and enjoy a great variety of foods.
Gum grafting gives you a better smile
Receding gums make your teeth look long, negatively affecting your smile. A gum graft resolves this problem and ensures that you have a natural, pleasant smile.
Gum grafting in Ventura is a surgical procedure that places new tissue in areas of your mouth where there’s little or no gum tissue. In certain cases, we may work with a periodontist (gum specialist) to complete your gum grafting.
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"We are elevating the experience of oral health care by providing dental treatment you need from a team you can trust in an understanding and caring environment."
Dr. Steph, DDS, FAGD
Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentist