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By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
March 04, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Gum Grafting  

Gum recession is aesthetically unappealing for sure but gum grafting is necessary not just to improve your smile, but because receding gums cause other issues. It causes tooth sensitivity, especially when eating or drinking cold or hot foods and beverages. Dr. Peter Cooper, of Pasadena Dental Implants, offers gum grafting treatment for his Pasadena, CA, patients.

More About Gum Grafting

Gum recession, if not treated using a gum tissue graft, can cause tooth loss.

Types of gum tissue grafts:

  • Connective-tissue grafts (the most common method):

The procedure is as follows:

1. Dr. Cooper removes some skin at the roof of your mouth and tissue from under the flap.

2. Next, your periodontist stitches the tissue around the exposed root.

3. Finally, after the connective tissue (graft) has been removed, the periodontist stitches the roof of your mouth where some skin was removed.

  • Free gingival grafts: This method is used for people with thin gums and, similar to the previous procedure, tissue from the roof of the mouth is also used and attached to the gum area.
  • Pedicle grafts: With this procedure, the graft is made from gum tissue around or near the tooth that needs repair, and the person must have plenty of gum tissue near the tooth.

1. Your Pasadena periodontist cuts away only one edge so the other remains attached.

2. Next, he uses the gum tissue to cover the exposed root.

3. Finally, the tissue is sewn into place.

Post-procedural Care

Eat soft, cool foods, like ice cream and well-cooked vegetables. Avoid brushing or flossing near the surgical area and call your periodontist if you bleed and it persists even after applying pressure for 20 minutes. Also contact your periodontist if there's consistent pain, swelling, and bruising.

Have questions about gum grafting?

If you'd like to learn more about gum grafting, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Peter Cooper, of Pasadena Dental Implants, in Pasadena, CA. Just give your periodontist a call at (626) 796-1241 today!

By Pasadena Dental Implants Peter G. Cooper, DDS
April 14, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Grafting  

Growing "long in the tooth" is usually used as a term that's reserved for people who are growing older. But did you know that literally growing "long in the tooth" can signify gum recession that can damage the appearance of your smile and your overall periodontal Gum Graftinghealth?

At Pasadena Dental Implants, patients with receding gums and lengthening teeth can find relief with gingival (gum) grafting, the leading periodontal solution for patients with this issue. While under the care of Peter G. Cooper, DDS, patients undergoing gum grafts will have a small piece of new tissue placed where a lack of gum tissue currently resides. This procedure will make their smile look more esthetically appealing while simultaneously improving their periodontal outlook going forward.

Most of the time during this procedure, palate tissue is what's used for a successful gum graft; attaching it to its new permanent location in your mouth is done with careful hands, stitches, and local anesthesia so you won't feel a thing.

Other Examples Of Gingival Grafting

If your gums are in the beginning stage of recession you will typically have more options at your disposal for a successful gum graft. One of these options involves migrating gum tissue from another area in your mouth over to the area where the gum recession is more pronounced, helping to even out the appearance of your smile.

Known as a free gingival graft, this procedure tends to take less than an hour to complete and is further backed by an extremely high success rate. Gum grafts not only improve the look of your smile, but also reduce tooth sensitivity while rendering gum recession a thing of the past!

Once you've received a gum graft, your body should naturally begin to create new blood vessels within the grafted tissue to nourish it and assimilate it with your natural surrounding oral tissues.

Keeping Your Gums Healthy Post-Graft

After you've had a gum graft, remember to brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste at least twice each day to avoid future progressive gum recession. Also, floss daily and attend regular check-ups with your dentist and periodontist.

For more information about why gum grafting can bring your smile lasting solutions, give Dr. Cooper a call today at(626) 796-1241 for periodontal relief in Pasadena, CA!

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