Are you experiencing gum recession, or have you been told that your gums are thinning? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many people face the challenge of receding gums, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and even tooth loss if left untreated. There is a solution: gum grafting. Gum grafting is a highly effective dental procedure that can address a range of gum issues and improve the health and appearance of your smile.
Healthy gums are crucial for maintaining overall oral health. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why someone might need a gum graft.
By addressing these issues early on through a gum graft procedure, you can protect your teeth from further damage while improving both aesthetics and functionality.
Your periodontist will start by examining your gums and determining the best approach for your specific situation. They will discuss the different types of gum grafts available and which one is most suitable for you. Once a decision has been made, the actual procedure will be scheduled. On the day of the surgery, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout.
During the procedure itself, your periodontist will carefully remove a small section of tissue from either your palate or another donor source and surgically attach it to areas where gum recession has occurred. This new tissue acts as a foundation for healthy gum growth and helps restore proper oral health.
Afterward, you may experience some swelling and discomfort in both the donor site and recipient area. Your periodontist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for yourself post-surgery, including pain management techniques and dietary restrictions.
Gum grafting is a dental procedure that can offer several benefits to those struggling with gum recession or other gum-related issues. Here are some of the key advantages:
Remember that every individual's situation is unique when it comes to oral health concerns like receding gums. It's crucial to consult with your periodontist to determine if gum grafting is suitable for you and discuss any potential risks associated with the procedure.
At LAGOS Periodontics & Dental Implants, Rodrigo A. Lagos, DDS, MS, practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise in preventive periodontics, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, and dental implants. To schedule an appointment, call us at 760-568-3421 or visit our practice at 36945 Cook St., Suite 101, Palm Desert, CA 92260.