Gum Grafting in San Antonio
If you suffer from receding gums, your oral health, dental comfort, and the attractiveness of your smile are all at risk. When a receding gum line is left untreated, periodontal disease and bone loss conspire to weaken the foundation of your smile. Also, the exposed tooth roots are very sensitive to hot and cold foods, are prone to developing cavities, and just don’t appear healthy and pleasant.
Gum grafting is designed to restore your gum line by attaching a thin piece of tissue to the area of recession, covering the exposed root, and stabilizing the gum. AlloDerm is a new innovative approach to traditional gum grafting. AlloDerm is a newly-developed material that allows dentists to avoid harvesting tissue from another part of your mouth, such as the palate (or roof of the mouth). As a result, it is able to save you the bleeding and discomfort that comes along with additional surgery at the donor site.
Find out if your smile would benefit from the latest innovations in gum grafting by scheduling an appointment to assess if you are a candidate. We currently refer out for this procedure.
Candidates For Gum Grafting
Gum Grafting Benefits
Gum grafting patients enjoy being able to smile with confidence again. Some benefits:
- Gum grafting allows us to plump and augment gum tissue in any area where the gum has receded away from the tooth, providing a more attractive smile.
- With gum grafting, we are able to halt the gum recession and bone loss, preventing further dental problems by protecting exposed roots from decay.
- If only one area of your gum line has receded, gum grafting can make the gums appear more symmetrical and appealing.
- After gum grafting, most patients experience reduced tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, giving them more freedom to eat the foods they enjoy most.