Gum Grafting

Periodontics & Dental Implants located in Weston, FL, serving Broward County and all of South Florida

Gum Grafting services offered in Weston, FL

Receding gums is a serious problem that may expose your tooth root, causing sensitivity and increasing the risk of decay. At Dental Implant Specialists of Florida in Weston, Florida, Tamir Segal, DMD, and Marcela Cardona, DDS, perform gum grafting procedures to restore your gums and the health of your tooth roots. To schedule a gum grafting consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

What is gum grafting?

Gum grafting is a dental procedure that removes tissue from the roof of your mouth to cover an exposed tooth root, reducing sensitivity and the risk of decay. 

Dental Implant Specialists of Florida performs gum grafting to treat a receding gum line. The highly skilled periodontists and prosthodontists perform the procedure quickly and painlessly.

Why would I need gum grafting?

Your provider at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida explains why you need gum grafting. They may recommend the procedure if you have severe gum recession. 

Receding gums have many causes, including:

  • Periodontal disease
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Brushing too hard
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Teeth grinding
  • Misaligned teeth or poor bite

No matter the cause of your gum recession, the lack of gum coverage puts you at risk of decay, infection, and bone loss. Gum grafting protects your teeth, reducing your risk of future problems.

Anyone with receding gums benefits from a gum grafting procedure. 

What are the types of gum grafting?

The Dental Implant Specialists of Florida team customizes your gum grafting procedure based on your individual needs. Your provider may use various techniques to perform the graft, including:

Free gingival graft

For a free gingival graft, your prosthodontist at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida takes a small piece of gum tissue from the roof of your mouth and sutures it where your gums are receding. 

Connective tissue graft

During a connective tissue graft, your prosthodontist opens up a small flap in the roof of your mouth and removes some of the connective tissue underneath. Then, they suture the graft into the area of gum recession. 

Pedicle graft

With a pedicle graft, your provider creates a flap of tissue near the receding gum and covers the area with the flap. 

What happens during recovery from gum grafting?

Your prosthodontist at Dental Implant Specialists of Florida gives you an at-home care guide to follow during recovery from your gum grafting. That includes information on diet modifications, oral hygiene, and pain management.

They schedule a follow-up appointment soon after the procedure to monitor your healing. 

To find out more about gum grafting, call Dental Implant Specialists of Florida or schedule an appointment online today.