What is a Gum Graft?
A gum graft is a procedure used to repair gum tissue that has been damaged due to periodontal disease, or to cover exposed tooth root surfaces. It is a relatively simple procedure that can be done in the office of Sullivan Dentistry, with Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan.
The gum graft procedure involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth and placing it over the affected area of the gums. This tissue is then sutured into place, and the area is allowed to heal. The new tissue helps to protect the exposed tooth root and helps to restore the natural shape of the gums. The procedure is minimally invasive and can help to reduce discomfort and improve the appearance of your smile.
Benefits of Gum Grafts
Gum grafts are a common dental procedure that can help restore and protect your oral health. At Sullivan Dentistry in Mukwonago, WI, Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan are experienced dentists who specializes in gum grafts. This procedure can help to reduce the effects of gum recession, which can cause your teeth to become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Additionally, gum grafts can help to protect the roots of your teeth from further damage, and can also help to improve the appearance of your smile.
Gum grafts are a relatively simple procedure that can be completed in one or two visits to the dentist. During the procedure, Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan will remove a small amount of tissue from the roof of your mouth and use it to cover the exposed roots of your teeth. This tissue helps to protect your teeth from further damage, and can also help to improve the appearance of your smile. After the procedure is complete, you can expect to see an improvement in your oral health and an improved appearance of your smile.
Types of Gum Grafts
At Sullivan Dentistry, we offer a variety of gum grafting procedures to help restore the health of your gums. Our experienced dentists, Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan, will assess your individual needs and provide the most suitable treatment.
Our gum grafting services include free gingival grafts, connective tissue grafts, and pedicle grafts. Free gingival grafts are used to increase the width of the gums and reduce the risk of recession. Connective tissue grafts are used to replace lost gum tissue and cover exposed roots. Pedicle grafts are used to cover exposed roots by utilizing existing gum tissue.
No matter the type of gum grafting procedure you need, you can trust in the expertise of Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan at Sullivan Dentistry. We will provide the highest quality of care to ensure you receive the best results.
Preparation for Gum Grafts
Gum grafts are a surgical procedure that can help to restore the gum line and protect the teeth from further damage. Patients of Dr. John and Dr. David Sullivan can benefit from this procedure, as it can help to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to prepare for a gum graft procedure, as it can help to ensure the best possible results. Patients should discuss any medications they are taking with Dr. Sullivan prior to the procedure, as some medications can interfere with the healing process. Patients should also brush and floss their teeth before the procedure, as this can help to reduce the risk of infection. Finally, patients should plan to rest and relax for the first few days following the procedure, as this can help to ensure a successful recovery.
Post-Operative Care for Gum Grafts
Gum grafts are a common dental procedure used to restore the gum line. After the procedure, it is important to follow the post-operative instructions provided by the dentist. This will help ensure the best outcome and reduce the risk of complications.
It is important to keep the surgical site clean. This can be done by gently rinsing the mouth with warm salt water several times a day. Avoid using a straw, smoking, and drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours after the procedure. Additionally, it is important to take any prescribed medications as directed and to avoid any strenuous activity for the first few days.
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