Gum Grafting

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Visit our dentistry today for a gum grafting performed by our dentist Dr. Israeli.

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WHY WOULD I NEED GUM GRAFTING FOR MY TEETH?

Gum grafting surgery is a periodontal surgery performed to treat gum recession or to thicken the gum tissue around a tooth or implant. It helps provide support as well as esthetics for the area. 

Our periodontal surgeon Dr. Avi Israeli at Sage Dental and Facial Spa in Wall, NJ, will evaluate your gums and oral tissues when doing his comprehensive exam. If we identify areas of your mouth that can be improved with grafting, we will discuss that with you at your appointment. 

There is a chance that untreated gum recession could lead to bone loss due to bacteria building within the gums, causing infection and the potential for gum disease. Our dentistry wants to help you reduce the need for any potential implants or dentures in the future.

HOW IS THE GUM GRAFTING SURGERY DONE?

There are two main types of gum grafts that we do in our dentistry. There is a free gingival graft, and a connective tissue graft.

A free gingival graft is designed to supplement thinning gums when there is not recession yet. By adding thickness to the gums surrounding your teeth, it will provide a sturdier barrier for bacteria from getting in or plaque building up. It also protects the tissue integrity when orthodontic forces are pushed on the teeth or also from toothbrush abrasion.

A connective tissue graft is a gum graft done in cases where the root surfaces have been exposed. The graft is used to cover any exposed root surface of the tooth while giving better tissue contour to the smile. The success rate of this procedure depends upon having thicker bone underneath to give stability to the graft while healing. Generally, the tissue is removed from the palate for the graft and it fills back in quickly. 

Each of these procedures is done here in our dentistry. The recovery time is generally a few days. Soft tissue diet and no smoking during the healing time will assist greatly.

Call our dental facility in Wall Township, NJ today!

Give us a call to see what your options are for saving your teeth and keeping your gums healthy. If you are in Spring Lakes Heights, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Belmar, Neptune City, Bradley Beach, Brick Township and Wall Township areas, contact Dr Avi Israeli at Sage Dental & Spa. We are currently accepting NEW PATIENTS! Schedule your appointment today!

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