Gum Grafting Solutions for Receding Gums at SEDA Dental
Combat receding gums and prevent serious dental issues with expert gum grafting procedures at SEDA Dental. Our skilled team, located in Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Pinecrest, and North Miami Beach, Florida, routinely performs advanced gum grafting treatments using secure and efficient surgical techniques. Schedule your gum grafting consultation today by calling the office closest to you or using our convenient online booking tool.
Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing the tooth roots and making the teeth look longer. A gum graft can help cover the exposed roots.
When the roots of the teeth become exposed due to gum recession, they become more sensitive to hot, cold, and sweet foods and drinks. Gum grafting can reduce tooth sensitivity by covering the exposed roots.
Some people may choose to have a gum graft for cosmetic reasons, such as to improve the appearance of their smile or to achieve a more even gum line. SEDA Dental can help.
Gum grafting can help restore a more even gum line, enhancing the smile’s overall appearance if you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth due to gum recession.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting is a surgical procedure used to treat gum recession, a condition where the gum tissue surrounding the teeth pulls back, exposing the tooth’s roots. During the procedure, a periodontist or dentist will take a small piece of gum tissue from another part of the mouth (usually the palate) and attach it to the area where the gums have receded.
Why is gum grafting necessary?
Gum grafting is necessary to protect exposed tooth roots, which can lead to tooth sensitivity, decay, and even tooth loss. Additionally, gum grafting can improve the appearance of the smile and help prevent further gum recession by providing a stable, healthy gum line around the teeth.
How long does it take to recover from gum grafting?
Recovery time varies depending on the patient and the type of gum graft performed. Generally, it takes around 2-3 weeks for the initial healing process, during which patients should avoid strenuous activities and follow their dentist’s post-operative care instructions. Complete healing and tissue integration may take a few months.
Is gum grafting painful?
Patients are usually given local anesthesia during the procedure to ensure comfort. Post-operative pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medication, as recommended by the dentist. Some swelling and discomfort are normal in the first few days after the procedure, but these symptoms should subside within a week.
What is the success rate of gum grafting?
Gum grafting has a high success rate, with most studies showing a success rate of 90% or higher. Factors such as the patient’s overall health, oral hygiene habits, and the skill of the dental professional performing the procedure can influence the success of the graft.
How much does gum grafting cost?
The cost of gum grafting varies depending on several factors, including the type of graft performed, the extent of the treatment, and the location of the dental practice. At SEDA Dental, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team of dental professionals for a detailed cost estimate based on your specific needs. Dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost, but it’s essential to check with your provider for coverage details.
Ready to Improve Your Smile? See If You're a Candidate for Gum Grafting at SEDA Dental!
Don’t wait any longer to achieve a healthier and more beautiful smile! Contact SEDA Dental today to schedule an appointment and find out if you are a candidate for gum grafting. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality care and personalized treatment options to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.