Dental Soft Tissue Grafting Los Angeles

Gum recession is a big problem that can endanger your oral health. If you don’t attempt to treat this disease, bone loss and gingivitis may destroy your smile. Soft tissue grafting is the key in fighting against gum recession. Moreover, treatments helps to restore the health of your gum line and overall smile appearance.

Gum recession causes

Poor oral hygiene, chronic periodontal disease, over-aggressive brushing or teeth grinding may be the main causes of gum recession.

Effect of soft tissue grafting

Soft tissue grafting is used to create or augment the retracted gum tissue from the teeth. It can also plump up deficient gum tissue, suspend bone loss and gum recession, correct asymmetry in the gums and reduce tooth sensitivity. Soft tissue grafting is a very predictable procedure that can easily improve the stability, function, comfort, and appearance of your teeth.

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During the surgery

Firstly, we will provide a local anesthesia at the surgery site. On the roof of your mouth will be an incision that allows the doctor to remove a strip of tissues. This removed tissue will be attached to the recessed area in the gum line. After transplantation, incisions will be protected with sutures.

After the surgery

You will be able to go home right after the surgery. You may feel a little discomfort or experience some bleeding around the surgery area. But you don’t have to worry about that because your dentist will prescribe pain medication for you to feel more comfortable. Within a couple of days, you will be able to do all your normal activities. However, you won’t be able to floss and brush your teeth in the surgery area for two weeks. To experience the full results of soft tissue grafting procedure, it will take around six weeks.  

Risks

Your dentist will discuss all the possible risks during your consultation. There are some complications that may occur, such as: discoloration, insufficient gum coverage, undesirable cosmetic look, and visible scarring.

Contact us

If you want to schedule your soft tissue grafting procedure or consultation feel free to visit us at Southern California Implant Centers. We will be able to review your photos, discuss treatment plans and details such as cost, expectations, and risks. Call us today: 310-231-5100.