Gum grafting is a dental procedure that aims to correct gum recession by adding a strip of gum tissue to cover the exposed root of a tooth, preventing further progression.
Gum grafting is a treatment option for patients with gum recession or tooth root exposure.
If you can easily see the root of your tooth, if you notice that certain teeth appear longer and less aesthetically pleasing than the rest of your teeth, or if you experience tooth sensitivity to cold, you may have gum recession.
In addition to preserving the tooth against recession, this procedure stabilizes and strengthens the gum tissue around the tooth. It reduces sensitivity in teeth with gum recession and, depending on the case, can improve the appearance of your smile.
The gum grafting procedure is straightforward.
A dentist at Fortin Poirier Dental Clinic will administer local anesthesia to the palate to remove a thin layer of tissue, which will serve as the graft. Local anesthesia will also be applied near the gum area to be treated, and the graft will be transplanted onto the area with gum recession.
The success rate of the procedure is very high. When patients maintain proper brushing techniques, the success rate increases significantly, and this type of procedure can last a life time in most cases.
The procedure is painless as it is performed under local anesthesia. However, you may experience some sensitivity and discomfort during the healing period. It is important to carefully follow the advice of your dentist at Fortin Poirier Dental Clinic to facilitate healing and achieve full recovery.
Improve the health of your gums with gum grafting at Fortin Poirier Dental Clinic in Laval. Schedule an appointment today for a personalized consultation.