Gum Grafting in Midtown Atlanta & Roswell
Protect your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession.
Rebuild your gum line with soft tissue augmentation.
Your gums protect your teeth and sometimes this gum tissue can gradually start to wear away, exposing the roots of your teeth. This can cause a number of dental health problems and also hurt the appearance of your smile.
One of the tried-and-true methods for correcting this issue is a gum graft surgery, also called soft tissue augmentation or gingival grafting. We are proud to offer this treatment to patients throughout Midtown Atlanta and Roswell.
Do you need a gum graft?
Dr. Pumphrey may recommend gum grafting to:
- Strengthen and stabilize the gums covering your teeth
- Protect a tooth against gum recession
- Decrease tooth sensitivity
- Improve the appearance of your smile or the aesthetics of an implant
What is a gum graft?
A gum graft procedure is a traditional and effective method for covering exposed root surfaces and rebuilding your gum line.
This process involves using donor tissue, soft tissue from the roof of your mouth, or nearby healthy gum tissue. This tissue is then attached to the area where your gums have worn away.
In a matter of weeks, your gums will not only look better and more uniform, they may also feel tighter and firmer, too.
What to expect from a gum graft
Our Roswell and Midtown Atlanta periodontists are highly experienced in this procedure, offering precise and successful results.
- Local anesthesia is administered. We also offer sedation options to ensure your complete comfort.
- The tissue graft is carefully taken from your mouth and stitches are applied. If necessary or requested, we can also use donor tissue.
- The tissue is grafted onto the site.
The entire procedure is quite fast, usually taking about an hour and a half. We’ll provide follow-up care instructions, including which foods and activities you should avoid while the area heals. Your mouth should be feeling back to normal in about two weeks.
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Frequently asked questions about gum grafting
Why is gum grafting necessary?
Picture this: you’re enjoying your favorite ice cream, but as soon as it touches your teeth, you feel a sharp uncomfortable sensation. This can indicate that you’ve lost some of your gum tissue, which is vital in protecting the roots of your teeth. Without enough gum tissue, your teeth become more sensitive, and your gums can recede even further, leading to a higher risk of tooth loss. But don’t worry, gum grafting can help restore your gum tissue and prevent further damage. With healthy gums, you can enjoy your favorite foods and keep your smile intact!
How is gum grafting done?
Gum grafting involves taking a piece of gum tissue from another area of the mouth, usually the roof of the mouth, or using donor tissue, and transplanting it to the area where the gum tissue is needed. The gum tissue is secured in place with stitches and allowed to heal.
- Tooth sensitivity
- Teeth that appear to be longer
- Exposed tooth roots
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Pockets forming between gums and teeth
- Changes in bite or the way teeth fit together
- Persistent bad breath
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Am I a candidate for gum grafting?
Determining if you’re a candidate for gum grafting requires a thorough examination by your periodontist. Here are some factors that they may consider to know if it’s a suitable treatment option for you:
- Gum recession
- Oral health
- Root exposure
- Aesthetic concerns
- Oral hygiene
Schedule an appointment today to determine if gum grafting is the best treatment option for you.
Is gum grafting painful?
Gum grafting can be uncomfortable, but it’s typically not painful. We’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure.
How long does it take to recover from gum grafting?
Recovery from gum grafting typically takes about one to two weeks. During this time, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, but these symptoms should subside within a few days.
Are there any risks associated with gum grafting?
As with any dental procedure, there are some risks associated with gum grafting, such as infection or bleeding. However, these risks are relatively rare.
How can I prevent the need for gum grafting?
The best way to prevent the need for gum grafting is to maintain good oral hygiene. Brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly can help prevent gum disease and recession.
How is gum grafting performed?
Gum grafting is performed by taking tissue from the roof of the mouth or using donor tissue and grafting it onto the affected area.
Is this your first appointment at our office? We’re here to provide personalized and expert care. By combining advanced technology with amazing service, you’ll have a comfortable experience with great results. There’s a reason we’re highly recommended for grafts in Midtown Atlanta and Roswell!
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