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Gum Grafts

Gum GraftsPeriodontitis is a destructive condition that can damage your teeth, your gums and the bone tissue surrounding your gums. If you have periodontitis, our Los Angeles gum grafts expert will recommend periodontal treatments that could include a bone or gum graft. Gum grafts can protect your teeth after the gums have receded. They can reduce the risk of decay on the roots and create a more aesthetically appealing smile.

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth. Infection develops in the resulting pockets and puts the root of the tooth at risk. The supporting bone can also be affected. Gum recession is often gradual, and patients may not notice it until the roots are exposed. Regular complete periodontal evaluations with our expert in gum grafts in Los Angeles can catch the first signs of the condition when it is generally most easily treated.

Some of the earliest symptoms of gum loss include increased tooth sensitivity and teeth that appear to have grown longer. Our Los Angeles gum grafts expert can repair the damage, restore lost tissue and prevent future dental problems with a gum graft.

Gum Grafts Los Angeles

Donor tissue from your palate or tissue from nearby gums may be used to restore the lost tissue. In some cases, we may recommend donor tissue from a bank. Proteins that can stimulate healthy tissue growth may be applied to encourage your body to repair the lost tissue. We will explore your options with you and help you understand the benefits of each recommendation we make.

After your procedure, which can be performed on an outpatient basis, our expert in gum grafts in Los Angeles will provide you with aftercare instructions. Keeping your mouth clean with good dental hygiene is essential, but you will need to avoid brushing or flossing in the graft area to reduce the risk of damage. We may prescribe an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce the risk of infection, control plaque and promote healing. A soft diet may be recommended, and pain medications or antibiotics may be prescribed. Smoking can interfere with the healing process and should be avoided.

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