4 Things You Need to Know Before Considering a Gum Graft

4 Things You Need to Know Before Considering a Gum Graft

March 16, 2019

Gum acts as a protecting substance for teeth. In cases when gum is weak or when it simply wear off, gum graft is a suitable option. At Texas Dental Center, gum graft is an advanced procedure in which tissues from the palate is removed to implant it to the area of gum recession. Before choosing a gum graft surgery, it is always better to know these essential things related to it.

The benefits of a gingival graft

Gingival graft is often obtained because of its benefits.

  • It can ensure proper strengthening of gum.
  • It can protect teeth against wear off.
  • By covering the gum, it decreases the risk of tooth recession.
  • It can ensure better smile.
  • It can eliminate the issue of teeth sensitivity.

Success rate

Even though success rate depends upon the condition of the patient but satisfactory rate is comparatively high in most of the cases. One may get results just as natural gum. Teeth may attain right shape and appearance after a successful gum graft surgery. The patients that go for gum graft can have better appearance of teeth than the natural one. The success rate of gum graft surgery is comparatively high at Texas Dental Center when compared to other clinic.

The process

First step: Patient is prepared for the procedure and anesthesia is applied to the graft harvesting area.
Second step: Tissues are then carefully extracted from patients own palate.
Third step: The graft is then harvested.
Fourth step: Now the extracted tissue is then grafted to the gum receding area.
Fifth step: The area is sutured and leave for healing.

Duration of treatment

The complete procedure of gum graft at Texas Dental Center is divided into two sittings. The first sitting is the actual surgery day. The actual procedure may last up to one and a half hour. This is the procedure of actual gum graft. The second sitting includes removal of the sutures to monitor the actual results and keeping a track over the healing process.

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