Comprehensive Gum Grafting Solutions for Receding Gums at Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa

Comprehensive Gum Grafting Solutions for Receding Gums at Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa

Understanding Gum Recession and Its Impact

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue that surrounds the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth's root. This common dental issue can be caused by a variety of factors, including periodontal disease, aggressive tooth brushing, and genetic predisposition. Left untreated, gum recession can lead to severe tooth sensitivity, unsightly aesthetics, and even tooth loss. At Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa, we specialize in addressing this condition through expert gum grafting procedures, designed to protect your teeth and enhance your smile's appearance.

The Gum Grafting Procedure: A Path to Recovery

Gum grafting is a surgical procedure aimed at correcting the effects of gum recession. It involves taking gum tissue from another part of your mouth or using a donor material to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to reduce sensitivity, protect against decay, and improve gum aesthetics. The types of gum grafts include:

  • Connective-tissue grafts: The most common type, involving tissue taken from under a flap of skin at the roof of your mouth.
  • Free gingival grafts: Involves the direct removal of tissue from the roof of the mouth to be placed on the affected area.
  • Pedicle grafts: Utilizes gum tissue from adjacent areas to cover the exposed root in cases where there's plenty of gum tissue near the tooth needing treatment.

Patients can expect a straightforward recovery, with most resuming normal activities within a week or two. Contact us to learn more about the procedure and how it can benefit you.

Benefits of Choosing Gum Grafting for Gum Recession

Opting for gum grafting offers both cosmetic and health advantages:

  • Aesthetic Improvement: Gum grafting can significantly enhance the look of your smile by providing a more even gum line and covering exposed roots.
  • Reduced Sensitivity: By covering exposed roots, gum grafting can greatly reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
  • Improved Gum Health: The procedure protects against further recession and bone loss, contributing to overall improved oral health.

Why Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa for Your Gum Grafting Needs?

Choosing Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa for your gum grafting needs means entrusting your smile to Dr. Jordan Pierce & Dr. Brent Burchard seasoned periodontist with a deep commitment to patient care and outcomes. Our practice is renowned for its use of advanced periodontal techniques and personalized treatment plans, ensuring every patient receives the highest standard of care.

Caring for Your Gums Post-Grafting

Proper aftercare is crucial for healing and the long-term success of your gum graft. Our team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your gums post-surgery, including recommended oral hygiene practices and follow-up visits to ensure optimal recovery and results.

Schedule Your Gum Grafting Consultation

If you're experiencing gum recession, don't wait to seek treatment. Contact Dental Surgical Arts of Tulsa today to explore how gum grafting can improve your oral health and aesthetics. Schedule your consultation now, and take the first step toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.

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