Gum Recession & Grafting

Dealing with gum recession? We provide treatment and tissue grafting to restore your gum tissue. 

Your gums may have receded for a variety of reasons, including aggressive tooth brushing or periodontal disease. You may not be in control of what caused the recession, but prior to treatment, your periodontist can help you identify the factors contributing to the problem. Gum grafting will cover the exposed roots to protect them from decay, help reduce tooth sensitivity, and improve the aesthetics of your smile. Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or aesthetics, you’ll probably receive the benefits of a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health: your keys to smiling, eating, and speaking with comfort and confidence.

Gum Recession

Gum recession is caused by advanced gum disease. When gingivitis goes untreated, gum disease (also called periodontitis) will cause gums to pull away from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where bacteria can grow and damage the bone that supports the teeth. Gums can also shrink back from the teeth, making the teeth look longer. Teeth may then become loose, fall out, or have to be pulled out by a dentist.

Do you have gum recession?

Gum recession does not happen overnight. You may not even notice that your gums have receded, as it is a very slow, gradual process. However, without a gum tissue graft, recession can have a detrimental effect on the health and function of your teeth. If your dentist has diagnosed you with gingivitis or periodontal disease, it is important to notice if:

Gum Tissue Grafting

When you come to our office for your grafting procedure, a local anesthetic will be given to numb the areas involved. You may also receive medicine to help you relax. We want your experience in our office to be as comfortable as possible, so let us know if there is anything you need during your procedure.

Depending on your specific needs, your periodontist will perform one of three different types of gum tissue grafts.

Connective tissue grafts: The most common method to treat root exposure, connective tissue grafting involves your periodontist cutting a flap of skin on the roof of your mouth (or palate) and removing tissue from under the flap, called sub-epithelial connective tissue. This tissue is then stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root. After the connective tissue, or graft, has been removed from under the flap, the flap is then stitched back down.
Similar to a connective tissue grafting, a free gingival graft involves the use of tissue from the roof of the mouth. But instead of making a flap and removing tissue under the top layer of flesh, a small amount of tissue is removed directly from the roof of the mouth and then attached to the gum area being treated. This method is used most often in people who have thin gums to begin with and need additional tissue to enlarge the gums.
In this procedure, instead of taking tissue from the palate, it is grafted from gum around or near the tooth needing repair. The flap, called a pedicle, is only partially cut away so that one edge remains attached. The gum is then pulled over or down to cover the exposed root and sewn into place. This procedure can only be done if you have plenty of gum tissue near the tooth. Many factors will contribute to your chosen grafting technique. Your periodontist can tell you which method will work best for you, your health, and your smile.

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My family and I visit this office several times a year and every time we visit we are treated with respect and made to feel comfortable. The Dr’s, Dental Hygienist, Technicians, and the office staff are professional and polite. I highly recommend them. We have been their patients for over 10 years.

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Adriana P.

1 week ago

Love this place! Took my daughters today and they were under the care of Dr Nahon and Saray who did their cleaning (both of them great with small children btw). They made their experience enjoyable, fun and easy. Theres never a wait time, they are always professional and trustworthy. 100% recommended!
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Karina A.

3 weeks ago

The minute you go into the office you feel well taking care off . Amazing staff . My dental hygienist was amazing did a great job . The Dentist was very attentive and took her time . I really recommended this office .
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Martha Y P

1 months ago

Had quite a bit of work done here and I must say that everyone from the front desk, doctors, assistants and hygienists are all amazing! One dental assistant ‘Salwa’ is always so lovely, kind and gentle. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist office!!!!
Janet W.
Janet W.

2 days ago

I had a wonderful experience today visiting A New Smile. I was impressed with the customer service, and quality…. but most of all, Dr. Nahon was kind and explained my case thoroughly and patiently. The Hygienist was amazing and gentle!! Of course I will be returning! Thank you!
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Diane C.

2 months ago

Up to date facility. I felt very comfortable. I’ve had bad experiences in dental offices in the past. Recently I was recommended A new Smile Dental. THIS office is THE example of what all DENTAL offices should feel like. They are now my new dental office and I couldn’t be happier.
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Jessica G.

3 months ago

Everyone here is extremely nice, patient, and professional. Def recommend. The staff here knows and treats you as an individual they personally know, not just a number. They address you as family and the customer service is like no other.
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Saddie N.

4 months ago

My husband referred me to this place & told me how great of a place it was. Today was my first time there as a patient. I absolutely had a PHENOMENAL experience!!! The staff are very friendly, helpful, explain in detail & definitely are understanding of my fear of the dentist. Definitely will be a regular patient & will be recommending to others!
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Lilo M.

3 months ago

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