Soft Tissue Grafting Procedure and Benefits
What are some of the reasons for soft tissue grafting?
This versatile procedure may be performed for different purposes depending on the patient’s needs. Here are some of the primary benefits of soft tissue grafting treatment:
- Increased comfort – patients with root exposure may have substantial discomfort and pain when eating and drinking. Covering exposed roots decreases sensitivity significantly and restores health to the gum line.
- Improved aesthetics – gum recession from periodontal disease can result in a “toothier” smile that does not match the gum line. Grafting gum tissue over the teeth can restore the smile’s appearance to a more symmetrical and balanced look.
- Improved gum health – progressive conditions such as periodontal disease can destroy the soft tissues, leaving the tooth roots exposed and causing the shrinkage of the jawbone. Restoring the gum tissue and gum line can improve overall health and wellness to the smile.
What are the types of common soft tissue grafts performed at Perio Implant Chicago?
Below are just a few of the more commonly performed treatments for patients who come into our practice for soft tissue grafting:
- Free gingival graft
- Connective tissue graft
- Pedicle graft
- Allograft Gum Graft
- Pinhole Technique
What can I expect from soft tissue grafting procedures?
Before the procedure is performed, the patient will have a thorough dental cleaning. That is done along the gum line to address tartar (calculus) and any bacteria and plaque that may remain on the teeth. Local anesthetics are used to comfort the patient as incisions are made in the treatment area. Donor tissue is placed, and the area is sutured back in place. The periodontist may also use platelet-rich plasma to help stimulate natural tissue growth and promote proper healing to the site for faster recovery.
Call the practice of Drs. Peter Cabrera and Bahareh Sabzehei of Chicago, Illinois
Chicago area patients interested in learning more about soft tissue grafting or are being referred to Perio Implant Chicago from their dentist will want to call to book an appointment at the practice to discuss their periodontal needs. The office is located at 939 W North Avenue, Suite #700, and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (312) 736-7959 .