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Gingival Grafting

At Dental Artistry, our team of trusted dentists provides comprehensive gingival grafting services for patients in the Irving area. Gingival grafts are specially designed to reshape and contour gum tissue that may have deteriorated or been damaged due to periodontal disease, trauma, or genetic defects. Our experienced dentists use advanced techniques to ensure excellent results that provide long-term stability and comfort.

What Is Gingival Grafting?

Gum grafts are an oral surgery procedure where healthy tissue is taken from another part of the mouth (or donor site) and surgically placed on areas with thinning or receding gums. When done correctly, this process can replace lost soft tissues around teeth, so they appear more aesthetically pleasing while also helping reduce tooth sensitivity caused by exposed root surfaces.

Exciting Facts About Gingival Grafting 

  • Gum grafts can help protect against further loss of bone material when performed early enough in the progression of periodontal disease.
  • Soft tissue transplants improve aesthetics and limit future damage related to tooth movements and decay.
  • Advanced techniques allow us to perform these procedures virtually painlessly using local anesthesia.

Why Do You Need Gingival Grafting? 

Gummy smiles typically occur when too much gum tissue is present along the edges of your upper teeth, making them look short compared with their proper length. This condition may result from genetics and certain medications, such as antihistamines which cause an increase in saliva production, leading to excessive growth in gum tissues around your teeth. In some cases, we at Dental Artistry must offer a simple solution like gummy smile treatment via laser technology rather than surgical intervention if deemed appropriate by one of our certified doctors here in Irving! 

Process Of Gingival Grafting

The first step in gingival Grafting is to consult your dentist to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate, your dentist will take X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a customized treatment plan.

The next step is to schedule the surgery. Surgery usually takes place in an outpatient setting and takes about one hour to complete.

After surgery, following your dentist's instructions for caring for your gums is essential. This includes eating soft foods, avoiding chewing gum, and brushing and flossing carefully.

After surgery, you will likely have some swelling and discomfort, but this should resolve within a few days. Most people see a significant improvement in the appearance of their smile after gingival grafting surgery.

Gingival Grafting In Irving 

Dental Artistry offers Gingival Grafting, a procedure to correct an uneven gum line. This can be caused by genetics, prior trauma, or aggressive tooth brushing. Gingival Grafting involves taking tissue from the roof of your mouth and attaching it to your gums. This will add height to your gums and cover exposed tooth roots. This procedure can also be used to protect teeth affected by periodontal disease. At Dental Artistry, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced dentists who can provide you with the best care possible. If you are considering Gingival Grafting, please get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation.

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Q: What is gingival grafting?

Q: Is gingival grafting painful?

Q: Will I need follow-up appointments after my gingival graft?

Post-Gingival Grafting Preventive Care Tips

Preventive care is vital to avoid needing a gingival graft in the first place. Brushing twice daily and flossing regularly will help remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums.
Quitting smoking and managing diabetes are also essential factors in gum health. If you do need a gingival graft, there are some things you can do to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.

Good oral hygiene is essential after a gingival graft. Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled brush, and use an antibacterial mouthwash twice daily.

Avoid using tobacco products and eat soft foods for at least two weeks after surgery. You should also see your dentist regularly for follow-up appointments.

Call Us Today And Schedule An Appointment With Our Dentists In Irving!

Dental Artistry is proud to offer gingival Grafting to our patients. This procedure can help improve your smile's look and boost your confidence. It can also treat gum disease and protect your teeth from further damage. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how gingival Grafting can benefit you.

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