Lubbock Periodontistry

Soft Tissue GraftingLubbock, TX

Soft-tissue gum grafting is a common method of treating gum recession that results from periodontal disease, orthodontic issues, age, and/or other factors. To reestablish healthy, secure gingivae and periodontal tissues, Dr. Everett and Dr. Morgan can suggest a soft-tissue graft, which describes surgically grafting similar tissues onto areas of diseased/destroyed gums. Since diseased or recessed gums may not be able to heal themselves, a soft-tissue graft may be the most effective way to rebuild your periodontal health.

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FAQs About Soft-Tissue Gum Grafting

When Is Soft-tissue Grafting Necessary?

The reasons for choosing soft-tissue grafting vary from patient to patient. For instance, aggressive gum recession might affect your smile’s appearance, making a gum graft an effective cosmetic solution. If recession is due to irreversible damages from periodontal disease, then a soft-tissue graft might be necessary to strengthen your gums against the effects of the disease.

What Types of Soft-tissue Grafting Are Available?

Soft-tissue grafting often involves tissue from another area of your mouth, such as the palate or another section of healthy gum tissue. Such grafting is known as autogenous, and is frequently the preferred method. If you have insufficient tissue of your own, then an allogeneic graft may be required, which utilizes donor tissue from another source.

Will I Need Anesthesia/sedation During a Gum Graft Procedure?

Though Dr. Everett and Dr. Morgan perform gum grafts in a minimally-invasive manner, the procedure is still surgical. Before your treatment begins, you may opt for appropriate dental sedation, as well as local anesthesia, to minimize anxiety and discomfort.

What Are the Benefits of Soft-tissue Grafting?

Reinforcing your periodontal health with a soft-tissue graft offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Stopping gum recession and the risk of bone loss
  • Covering and protecting exposed roots
  • Improving your smile’s overall appearance
  • Improved overall periodontal health
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    High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry is located at
    6123 79th Street Suite 100
    Lubbock, TX

    (806) 686-1262