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Dental gum surgery from your dentist in Greensboro can improve your smile

When you smile, do your teeth look longer than they used to? Can you see what looks like the top of your root, or a dark area at the base of a tooth or teeth? Changes to the appearance of teeth may indicate gum recession, a problem that millions of Americans face.

Gum recession can affect not only the appearance of your smile but also your general state of oral health and physical wellness. To address the issue of recession, Dr. Hatcher may recommend dental treatment that involves gum surgery called gum grafting or gingival grafting. This procedure, which we perform in our Greensboro dental office, may sound a bit frightening. Gum grafting is, however, a very commonly performed procedure. One that can improve the look of your smile as well as your oral health.

What is gum grafting


Grafting procedures are those that encourage the growth of new tissue in an area where very little exists. The gum grafting procedure involves taking a small amount of surface tissue from one part of the mouth and placing it around a tooth that has lost the support of healthy gums. The treatment itself is made comfortable through the use of local anesthetic. Post-treatment, discomfort is typically very minimal due to the placement of a "liquid band-aid" over the area from which tissue is harvested.

Once harvested tissue has been sutured around the exposed root using very fine sutures, the body goes to work healing the area. Over the course of several weeks, new blood vessels form and facilitate integration of new tissue with surrounding gums. As tissues heal together, the affected tooth regains the support it needs, sensitivity decreases, and the progression of recession stops.

Routine care for long lasting success


One of the best ways to preserve healthy oral tissues is to brush and floss teeth every day as recommended by your dentist. The level of hygiene practiced becomes even more important after the gum grafting procedure, aimed at preventing future inflammation and infection. Dr. Hatcher and his team are happy to demonstrate for patients the best way to brush and floss for optimal results.

We provide care that focuses on prevention and the prompt restoration of health should a dental problem occur. Call our Greensboro dental office at (336) 383-1482.

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