Gum Grafting in Houston, TX
What Is a Gum Graft?
What Is Gum Recession?
Why Do Gums Recede?
Who Is a Candidate For Gum Grafting?
What is Gum Grafting Recovery Like?
The procedure is completed with local anesthetic, making sure that the area being treated is thoroughly numb before beginning. Even though we will ensure that you will not experience any pain during the procedure, some patients like the peace of mind offered by sedation. We utilize the most current techniques to complete the procedure, including the use of growth factors like Emdogain to accelerate healing and minimize discomfort during the healing process. Patients experience very minimal discomfort afterwards with very little down time. Most patients need nothing more than everyday ibuprofen (advil) for a few days afterwards, although stronger pain medications are available if desired. Also, there is no need for a liquid diet as patients are encouraged to eat as soon as the numbing agent has begun to wear off. Detailed post-operative instructions are reviewed prior to the procedure, like avoiding brushing or chewing on the area for a few weeks afterwards. The helpful doctors and team at Perio Health Professionals are readily available before and after your procedure to help ease your concerns and help ensure minimal discomfort and a rapid recovery. Your comfort is our top priority!
In most cases, gum grafting can repair the problem, restore your smile and help prevent additional recession and bone loss. There are many types of gum grafts, including using your own gum tissue from another area of your mouth or utilizing donor tissue which has been thoroughly screened and tested to ensure your safety. There are also many different surgical techniques that have been developed for different unique situations, including root coverage procedures without any graft at all! During your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive examination to diagnose your unique circumstance, discuss all your treatment options, work with you to treat your current condition and help you maintain your newly restored smile.