Posts for tag: Gum Grafting
No matter whether our Jacksonville, NC, dentist, Dr. Jose Arauz, has already told you that your smile could benefit from gum grafting or you are just starting to do your own research on this procedure, we have the answers you’re looking for to better understand the purpose of this surgery and why it’s performed.
What is gum grafting?
The gums act as an important protective layer for teeth. Unfortunately, if gum disease or other issues set in, this can cause gum recession and the exposure of tooth roots, which in turn leads to painful tooth sensitivity and an unappealing look.
Gum grafting is a simple technique in which our Jacksonville, NC, cosmetic dentist restores the appearance of your gums by surgically placing healthy tissue into the areas that need to be rebuilt.
What causes receding gums?
There are several reasons why gums may recede over time. Some of these factors include,
- Gum disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Hormonal changes
- Misaligned teeth
- Damage to teeth
- Oral piercings
What happens during gum grafting?
Here are the steps involved in gum grafting treatment from our Jacksonville, office:
- Local anesthesia is administered into the area where we will place the new gum tissue, thereby ensuring a comfortable treatment
- The grafting tissue is removed from other areas of the gums or mouth
- The tissue is grafted onto the site to restore the gums
How long does gum grafting take?
The entire process usually takes two visits to our Jacksonville office, each lasting approximately an hour and a half each. During your first appointment, we will place the grafted tissue, and in the second visit, we will make sure that everything has healed properly.
After treatment, you will enjoy the benefit of an improved smile appearance, as well as strengthened gum tissue. Additionally, the irritating tooth sensitivity caused by receding gums and root exposure will be a thing of the past!
Interested? Give us a call!
If you are dealing with receding gums or other gum issues here in Jacksonville, NC, know that Dr. Arauz and his dental team are here to help. Call our office today at (910) 600-6171 to schedule a consultation and find out if you could benefit from gum grafting.
What Gum Grafting Can Do for You
When your gums pull away from your teeth, it's called gum recession. A number of things can contribute to gum recession, including gum disease and aggressive brushing. Gum grafting is a breakthrough in the treatment of gum recession. Dr. Jose Arauz is your Jacksonville, NC, dentist for the treatment of gum recession. Read on to find out what gum grafting can do for you.
Improve Your Smile- Over time, exposed tooth roots can look unsightly. Gum grafting can improve the appearance of your smile while rendering gum recession a thing of the past! Gum grafting can be performed on one or more teeth to augment gum tissue and make your gumline appear even. Gum grafting has made such a difference in the lives of many people.
Protect Root Decay- Gum grafting can protect exposed tooth roots from dental decay. The roots of the teeth don't have the protective, hard enamel that covers the rest of the teeth so they're more vulnerable to decay. It can be difficult for dental practitioners to treat cavities on the roots of teeth. This type of cavity can spread to the inside of the teeth where the nerves are, causing infection and painful toothaches.
Reduce Sensitivity- Do your teeth twinge when you drink or eat? Tooth sensitivity is a common problem. When the tooth roots become exposed, cold and hot temperatures can cause extreme sensitivity to the teeth. Worn tooth enamel can also cause tooth sensitivity. Gum grafting can reduce tooth sensitivity, especially to cold and hot foods and beverages.
Prevent Health Issues- Gum recession starts out as cosmetic in nature, but it can lead to serious health problems if not addressed. Receding gums don't grow back. Without treatment, the supporting tissue and bone around your teeth can be severely damaged and result in loss of teeth. Gum grafting can help stop the process of gum recession and jawbone loss, preventing further problems.
Life always offers another chance to get back on track. It's called today. Call Dr. Jose Arauz at 910-600-6171 today to schedule a dental consultation in Jacksonville, NC. Whether you have gum graft surgery to improve esthetics or function, you will receive the benefits of both: improved periodontal health and a beautiful new smile – your keys to eating, smiling and speaking with confidence.