Soft Tissue Grafting Carson CA
Soft Tissue Grafting  Carson CA

Soft Tissue Grafting

Soft Tissue Grafting Carson, CA

Do you have gums that are receding at an alarming rate due to periodontal (gum) disease? We have an answer. Soft tissue gum grafting is a proven technology to help restore gums that have been damaged from gum disease. At Care Dental Center in Carson, we are experts in periodontal treatment and prevention.

What Is Soft Tissue Grafting?

Soft tissue gum grafting, also known as gum graft surgery, helps to restore gums that have receded dramatically due to periodontal disease or other oral health problems. It works by replacing the missing gum tissue with other tissue that is taken from another part of the mouth.

Why Might I Need Soft Tissue Gum Grafting?

Gum grafting can be used for someone whose gums have been damaged due to some sort of accident or other oral health issue, but it is best known for its use in patients with advanced periodontal disease. Here are some of the applications of soft tissue grafting:

  • Receding gums due to periodontal disease.
  • Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, which can damage the gums.
  • Natural aging, which weakens the gums.
  • Overbrushing, when hard toothbrushing damages the guns.
  • Misaligned teeth, which stresses the gum tissue.
Soft Tissue Grafting  Carson CA
Soft Tissue Grafting  Carson CA

What Are the Benefits and Advantages of Soft Tissue Grafting?

If you want to restore your gums after they have receded too much, soft tissue grafting is one of the best ways to do it. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Restoration of the gums and less chance of future gum recession.
  • A more handsome smile due to restored gums.
  • Less chance of teeth falling out.
  • Reduced risk of severe tooth decay.
  • Alleviation of chronic pain in the mouth.
  • Improved ability to tolerate hot and cold foods and drinks.

How Does a Soft Tissue Graft Work?

First, our dentist will examine the condition of your gums and determine if soft tissue grafting is appropriate. Then the specific type of gum graft technique will be chosen. There are a number of common techniques, such as the free gingival graft, a connective tissue graft, and a pedicle or lateral graft. The important thing to know is that tissue from another part of the mouth or the nearby gum tissue is used to replace the missing gum tissue.

What Is the Recovery Time for Soft Tissue Grafting?

Immediately following the soft tissue grafting procedure, you might experience some pain and swelling, however, you should be able to go about your daily activities otherwise. We usually recommend over-the-counter pain medication for any discomfort, but we will sometimes prescribe special medicine if necessary. Usually, the soft tissue graft will integrate with your gums in about 6 months.

Soft Tissue Grafting Procedure  Carson CA

What Does Soft Tissue Gum Grafting Cost in Carson?

Soft tissue gum grafting usually costs a few thousand dollars. We will provide you with a specific quote depending on your particular oral health issues and needs. Care Dental Center in Carson accepts most common dental insurance companies, and we are happy to offer affordable payment plans and financing options. Talk to our helpful front desk staff for more information.

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Get help with periodontal disease and restore your gums with soft tissue gum grafting at Care Dental Center in Carson. Contact us today at (310) 626-0004 to schedule an appointment.


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