Gum grafting is a dental procedure that restores receding gums, protects tooth roots, and enhances both oral health and the aesthetic appeal of your smile.
Gum Grafting in Katy, TX
Gum grafting is a dental procedure used to correct gum recession or thinning. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue around the teeth wears away, exposing the roots of the teeth. This can lead to tooth sensitivity, root decay, and an unattractive smile. During a gum grafting procedure, a periodontist collects gum tissue from one area of the mouth, typically and transplants it to the area with gum recession. Alternatively, synthetic materials or donor tissue can be used instead of tissue from the patient’s own mouth. Gum grafting helps to restore the gumline, protect tooth roots, reduce tooth sensitivity, and enhance the aesthetics of the smile. It also prevents further gum recession.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting, also known as periodontal plastic surgery or gingival grafting, is a dental procedure that involves transplanting gum tissue from one area of the mouth to another to correct gum recession. This helps to restore the gumline, protect tooth roots, and improve both oral health and smile aesthetics.
When is it too late for gum grafting?
Gum grafting is recommended when gum recession is identified early, but even with more advanced cases, it is not necessarily “too late” for gum grafting. The possibility of gum grafting depends on factors such as the extent of gum recession, the condition of the gums, and the overall oral health. It is best to consult with a periodontist who can assess your specific situation and determine if gum grafting is a viable option for you.
If you have more questions about gum grafting and the procedures used by Lifetime Dental & Implant Center, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.