Have you noticed that your gums have begun to pull away from your teeth? Gum recession is a common problem and may affect up to 12 percent of the population. The team at Bear Coast Dentistry are skilled at solving this issue with gum (or gingival) grafting. To discuss a gum graft with us, please call (949) 485-2323.
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Gum Recession Can Lead to Other Dental Problems
Your gums serve as a protective barrier around your teeth. If they are not in proper placement, your teeth and tooth roots are exposed to everything from bacteria to trauma. Because gums play the role as a buffer, they sometimes take the brunt of daily living, as well as suffer from conditions such as periodontal disease. This frequently leads to gum recession, whereby your gum tissues look as if they are shrinking away. Without intervention from a trained dentist, you risk damaging your teeth, losing your teeth, and developing other serious problems.
A gum graft is a permanent way to fix receding gums. The dentists at Bear Coast Dentistry have the talent and expertise to bring your mouth back to a healthier state using high-tech equipment and comfortable techniques. Call (949) 485-2323 to find out more.
Understanding the Process of Gum Grafting
Gum grafting involves taking soft tissues from another part of your mouth (or in some cases from a donor) and surgically attaching those tissues to gums that have receded or become very thin. There are three main types of gum – or gingival – graft solutions.
In the first, a flap of skin is opened at the roof of your mouth, and a piece of tissue from underneath is removed. This tissue is then used to add to the gum line that has been affected by gum recession. The second type of gum graft procedure is similar, but uses the flap of skin from the roof of your mouth instead of the soft tissues underneath it.
The third type of gingival graft is available for patients with a significant amount of gum tissue at the site of the gum recession. The dentists carefully create a flap from the existing tissue and reconstruct the gums to a healthier appearance.
What Happens After a Gum Graft?
After a gum graft, you can expect to feel some soreness in the area that has been surgically altered, as well as at the roof of the mouth if tissue has been removed. This soreness usually goes away in a week or two, and you are left with the smile you want and deserve! During your recovery, we encourage you to stay in touch with us at (949) 485-2323 so we can monitor your progress. We will also give you information so you know how to take care of your new gums for a lifetime of dental wellness!
Looking for a dentist in Mission Viejo, CA, who performs gum graft surgery? Call Bear Coast Dentistry today at (949) 485-2323.