Sunrise Dental offers gum grafting, a treatment that may be recommended when root surfaces are exposed or when the gums are starting to noticeably recede. Sunrise Dental in Moses Lake, Washington, uses this method to preserve both the appearance and the functionality of your smile and help you achieve your best oral health. If your gums are causing you health problems, make an appointment with Sunrise Dental today. You can call the office or use the online booking tool.
A gum graft, also known as a gingival graft, is a periodontal surgery in which the gum tissue must be built up with a transplant material to protect the integrity of your tooth. This may be needed due to lack of natural gum tissue in the area, gum recession, exposed root surfaces, or for some other reason. Some patients opt for gum grafting surgery for cosmetic reasons.
This surgery can also greatly enhance the appearance of your smile, and protect your bones. If there's insufficient gum tissue and the problem is not addressed, the bone underneath the gums can eventually become damaged and even more serious health problems could develop.
There are three main kinds of gum tissue grafting:
It's very important that you follow all the instructions and guidelines provided by Sunrise Dental after your gum grafting surgery. For three days post-surgery, you should avoid spitting, smoking, drinking carbonated beverages, drinking with a straw, or making any sucking motions with your mouth. You'll generally need to stick to a soft diet for at least one week after your surgery.
You will be advised when and how to brush and floss after gum grafting surgery. You may experience some discomfort or pain after gum grafting surgery. We will recommend medications that can help alleviate the pain.
Worried about receding gums? You can use our online appointment maker to see Sunrise Dental as soon as possible. The dental team looks forward to seeing you.