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Gum Grafts

Oral-Surgery-ExtractionsAre your teeth sensitive to cold or heat? Are your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth? You may be suffering from a gum recession or thinning gums. This problem can be corrected with a gum graft.

Gum grafts describe a number of periodontal procedures in which gum tissue is grafted. The aim might be to cover exposed root surfaces or augment the band of keratinized tissue in the case of thin gums. The gum tissue can be taken from the roof of your mouth or from a donor. Another innovative technique offered at DentisteALaval.com is the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique or Pinhole Surgical Technique.

Reasons why you may need a gum graft:
  • Do you have sensitive teeth when drinking cold fluids or eating ice cream? You may be suffering from gum recession. Your gums might be receded and your roots exposed, which causes your teeth to be sensitive.
  • Your gums bleed when brushing your teeth ? You may be suffering from thin gums. In fact, thin gums that cannot withstand the forces of brushing might need a gum graft to thicken the tissue.
  • Do the roots of your teeth show when smiling? You may be suffering from gum recession.
  • Are your gums fragile after having braces? Orthodontic treatment can weaken the gums, which causes your teeth to be sensitive.
The Procedure
  • First Appointment: The dentist will take an impression of your upper jaw to fabricate a palate stent.
  • Second Appointment: It’s time for your gum graft. After local anesthesia, the dentist prepares the gum.
  • Stitches are made to put the new graft in place.
  • You then receive postoperative instructions from your dentist.
  • You will come back to the dental clinic in Laval, 7 to 14 days later to remove sutures and follow up your gum graft.