Soft Tissue Grafting
Have you been diagnosed with periodontal gum disease? Do you have uneven gums? Suffer from a “toothy” smile? At the Center for Adult Dental Care, we understand how important the appearance, health, and function of the soft tissues (such as gums) can be. We are proud to offer soft tissue grafting in Burlington and Chelmsford, MA for our patients that are interested in improving their gums. Not quite sure if you are a candidate for soft tissue grafting? Feel free to schedule an appointment at the Center for Adult Dental Care. We would be happy to evaluate your teeth, gums and overall oral health to determine what the best treatment option is.
About Soft Tissue Grafting
Soft tissue grafting, commonly known as gum grafting and gingival grafting is a periodontal procedure which involves using grafting material (either taken from the patient or synthetic) to improve the appearance, health, and function of soft tissues within the mouth. Your dentist will attach the new material to the problem area, allowing it to properly heal, altering the appearance and shape of your gums.
Why Soft Tissue Grafting?
Soft tissue grafting may be recommended in a variety of situations. For patients who experience periodontal disease, receding gums or even just uneven tissue, soft tissue grafting can be an excellent choice. When tooth roots are exposed, it can cause sensitivity and pain. Receding gums can allow bacteria and plaque into the gum line, resulting in infections and periodontal disease. Following a soft tissue graft, the patient’s gums will be more healthy, functional and attractive.
Undergoing Soft Tissue Grafting
During soft tissue grafting, the material is usually taken from another part of the patient’s mouth. The material is then attached to the problem area. Additional tissue-stimulating treatments may be applied prior to receiving stitches, allowing the area to heal more quickly.
Schedule Soft Tissue Grafting Today
Think that you may need soft tissue grafting in Chelmsford or Burlington? Contact the Center for Adult Dental Care today! We are always accepting new patients and would be happy to add you to our schedule for an appointment.