Gum Grafting Procedure Options

Gum Grafting Tempe: Restoring Your Smile

At Tempe Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of addressing gum recession and its associated risks. That’s why we offer expert gum grafting Tempe services to our patients in Tempe, Arizona, and surrounding areas. If you’re experiencing gum recession or sensitivity, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

• Our Tempe Family Dentistry clinic offers gum grafting services suitable for the whole family, ensuring everyone receives optimal care.

• Our location in Tempe, Arizona, our clinic serves residents of Gilbert and Phoenix, AZ, and surrounding areas for their gum grafting needs.

• Alongside gum grafting, we specialize in wisdom teeth removal, providing comprehensive dental solutions.

Understanding Tempe Gum Grafting

When a recession of the gingiva occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial penetration and trauma. When gum recession is a problem, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is an option.

When there is only minor recession, some healthy gingiva often remains and protects the tooth, so that no treatment other than modifying home care practices is necessary. However, when recession reaches the mucosa, the first line of defense against bacterial penetration is lost.

In addition, gum recession often results in root sensitivity to hot and cold foods as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than enamel, leading to root caries and root gouging.

A gingival graft is designed to solve these problems. A thin piece of tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed in such a way as to cover the exposed portion of the root.

The gingival graft procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable, healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

Call Tempe Family Dentistry to schedule an appointment today!

The Process of Tempe Gum Grafting

• Our clinic in Tempe prioritizes patient comfort and safety, providing a welcoming environment for gum grafting procedures.

• Our dental team is prepared to handle emergency cases during or after gum grafting, ensuring patients receive prompt care.

• If required, tooth extractions and utilization of AZ Max sedation techniques for a stress-free experience are performed alongside gum grafting to optimize oral health and aesthetics.

Our skilled dental experts will thoroughly examine your gums before any procedure is carried out to decide which course of action is best for you. The gum grafting procedure begins with local anesthesia for patient comfort, followed by meticulous preparation of the treatment area. Tissue is then harvested from the roof of the mouth or a tissue bank and placed over areas of gum recession, covering exposed roots. The graft is secured with sutures to promote healing and integration with existing gum tissue. Post-operative instructions are provided to ensure proper healing, including pain management and oral hygiene practices. Ultimately, gum grafting effectively addresses gum recession, enhancing oral health and aesthetics for long-lasting results and a confident smile.

Gum recession shouldn’t stop you from grinning with assurance. Make an appointment for our gum grafting service in Tempe, AZ to begin the process of having your smile restored. Always keep in mind that at Tempe Family Dentistry, your smile comes first. We are excited to have you visit our office and assist you in getting the smile you deserve. Call us at (480) 839-0330 to schedule an appointment today!