The Benefits of Gum Grafting for a Healthy Smile with Excellent Results
At Perio Implant Chicago, we are proud to offer a variety of general and periodontal treatments for patients, including gum grafting. Gum grafting is a gum restoration procedure used to rebuild oral tissue and to help cover exposed tooth roots. It is sometimes called periodontal plastic surgery or a gingival graft. It may be performed with bone grafting when patients have loose teeth. Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei can educate patients on gum grafting and what to expect.
Why might I need gum grafting?
Patients who have had periodontal disease will often experience gum tissue loss and recession. That can also occur due to aggressive brushing or trauma to the soft tissues. Gum grafting uses a variety of tissue materials and techniques to rebuild gums over the natural teeth for dental health and aesthetic purposes.
What are the most common types of gum grafting?
- Free gingival graft
- Subepithelial connective tissue graft
- Acellular dermal matrix allograft
- Pinhole Technique
What are the reasons for choosing gum grafting?
Gum grafting is a common periodontal surgery procedure performed at Perio Implant Chicago. Seeing an expert to perform these procedures will produce excellent, predictable results. Below are just a few of the benefits of undergoing gum grafting:
- Reduced sensitivity of the teeth
- Improved appearance of the smile
- Improved gum health after destruction from periodontal disease
What happens during gum grafting?
Once patients have spoken to their dental team and have decided to move forward with gum grafting, the procedure is done in the office as an outpatient procedure. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned to remove bacteria and tartar. Local anesthetic is used for comfort as small incisions are made in the tissues to create a small pocket. The connective tissue graft is inserted, and sutures are used to stabilize the graft in place. The healing of the gums will take place over approximately six weeks to see the results.
Schedule a visit with Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei today
At Perio Implant Chicago, our professionals can assist with a wide range of dental and periodontal treatments for new and returning patients to the practice. The practice is located at 939 W. North Avenue, Suite #700, and can be reached at (312) 736-7959 to request an appointment to learn more about gum grafting in Chicago, IL.