Are you noticing your gums receding, exposing more of your teeth and causing sensitivity? At our dental practice, Dr. Robert McLeod provides expert soft tissue grafting procedures to counteract gum recession, aiming to bolster both the health and appearance of your gums and teeth.

What is Soft Tissue Grafting?

Soft tissue grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting healthy gum tissue to areas where gums have receded, exposing the roots of your teeth. This treatment not only improves the aesthetics of your smile but also protects your teeth from the damaging effects of gum recession, such as increased sensitivity, root decay and tooth loss.

What to Expect

At our practice, we prioritize your comfort and wellbeing throughout the soft tissue grafting process:

  • Personalized Assessment: Our periodontist will conduct a thorough examination of your gums to determine the extent of recession and create a customized treatment plan.
  • Gentle Grafting: The procedure is performed under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Healthy gum tissue will be carefully transplanted to the affected area, providing adequate coverage and support.
  • Post-Procedure Care: Dr. McLeod and our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your healing process and ensure the success of the graft.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Grafting

  • Reduced Sensitivity: Covering exposed tooth roots helps to alleviate sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  • Enhanced Gum Health: The procedure aids in halting further gum recession and bone loss, contributing to overall gum health.
  • Improved Smile Aesthetics: Soft tissue grafting helps in creating a more even gum line, resulting in a more pleasing smile.
  • Protection from Decay and Disease: Covered tooth roots are protected from decay and less susceptible to gum disease.
  • Increased Tooth Stability: The added gum tissue provides support and stability to your teeth, promoting long-term oral health.

Take the Next Step Towards a Healthier Smile

If you are experiencing gum recession and are interested in exploring soft tissue grafting in Irvine, California, as a solution, we invite you to contact us at 949-857-9220. Dr. McLeod and our dedicated team are here to answer your questions and guide you through the process, helping you achieve a healthier, more radiant smile.

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