At New Smiles Dental, Sherwood, OR area patients have access to a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental procedures to enhance their smile and address problems such as periodontal disease and tooth decay. When patients have had severe periodontitis, they often experience the loss of natural gum tissue. This can leave the roots of the teeth exposed and more vulnerable to problems. By undergoing restorative procedures such as gum grafting, patients can repair the damage done by periodontal disease while also improving the appearance of their smile.
What is gum grafting?
Gum grafting is the grafting of the gums over the natural teeth to restore lost gum tissue or to address an imperfect gum line. This is done with oral surgery at New Smiles Dental and is a beautiful solution for patients who are experiencing the downfalls of periodontal disease. Late stage periodontitis can cause the gum tissues to shrink and pull away from the natural teeth, leaving behind exposed enamel. With gum grafting, patients can bring that gum tissue back to where it was, covering and protecting their tooth roots.
Is gum grafting painful?
Gum grafting is a type of oral surgery, and the healing process can be a little uncomfortable at times. Patients will deal with discomfort for a few days, as well as sutures. Our team will provide aftercare instructions, as well as recommendations for pain management such as over-the-counter pain medications.
Who is a candidate for gum grafting?
Any patient interested in restoring the smile’s appearance after periodontal disease will benefit from gum grafting procedures at New Smiles Dental. To determine specific candidacy and to learn more about the treatment, patients should schedule a consultation appointment with Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Whisenant.
Book an appointment at New Smiles Dental in Sherwood, OR
Patients in the community who are seeking restorative solutions for the smile are welcome to book an appointment with Drs. Nathan Doyel, Ben Aanderud, and Whisenant. With gum grafting, patients can repair areas that have been affected by periodontal disease. Contact us at (503) 925-9595 to schedule an appointment with our staff at 17680 SW Handley Street, Suite #101.