Gum Grafting

Gum grafting is a dental procedure that addresses the effects of gum recession, a common issue that can lead to various dental problems. This technique aims to restore the gumline to its proper position, enhancing both the aesthetic appearance of the smile and the overall health of the teeth and supporting structures.

Gum recession can occur due to various factors, including periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing, genetics, hormonal changes and the natural aging process. When the gum tissue recedes, it exposes the roots of the teeth, making them more susceptible to decay, sensitivity and other complications.

The primary goal of gum grafting is to cover and protect exposed tooth roots, preventing further recession and improving the overall health of the gums. This procedure can also enhance the appearance of the smile by restoring a more harmonious gumline.

There are several types of gum grafts, and the choice of grafting technique depends on the specific needs of the patient. During a consultation with our periodontists, the most suitable grafting approach will be determined based on factors such as the extent of gum recession and the patient’s overall oral health. We are happy to offer the following services at Periodontal Associates:

Gum grafting is typically performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves taking a graft of tissue, often from the patient’s palate or another donor source, and carefully placing it over the exposed roots. The graft is then secured in place with sutures. Over time, the grafted tissue integrates with the existing gum tissue, promoting healing and the regeneration of a healthy gumline. Following gum grafting, patients may experience mild discomfort and swelling, which can be managed with prescribed medications and proper oral hygiene practices. It is crucial to follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Dan Thousand or Dr. Katelyn Fleming to ensure optimal healing and successful results.

Gum grafting offers numerous benefits, including the prevention of further recession, reduced tooth sensitivity, improved aesthetics and enhanced overall periodontal health. By addressing gum recession promptly, patients can avoid more severe dental issues and maintain a confident, healthy smile.

Gum grafting in Centennial, Colorado, is a valuable procedure for individuals experiencing gum recession, providing a solution to enhance both oral health and the aesthetics of their smiles. A consultation with us can help determine the most appropriate gum grafting approach tailored to the individual’s needs, fostering a path toward improved periodontal well-being. Call us at 303-795-5700 today.