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.
Gum recession, if not treated using a gum tissue graft, can cause tooth loss.
Types of gum tissue grafts:
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.
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.
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.
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!