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Dr. Amanda Juarez on gum grafting Read Transcript

If you’re ready to get your receded gumline back where it’s supposed to be, contact Houston Uptown Dentists for a gum grafting treatment.

At our Houston, TX dentist office, Dr. Juarez, Dr. Lindskog, and our professional team will help you achieve every facet of your smile goals, including an ideal gumline.

What Is Gum Grafting?

Gum grafting is a reliable way to replace missing gum tissue, improve your gumline, and protect your tooth roots. So you’ll know what to expect, we’ll discuss each step of the treatment. When you visit us for a gum graft, we will:

  • Use local anesthetic to numb the area for your comfort
  • Take a small amount of tissue from inside your mouth and place it in the affected area along your gumline
  • Secure the gum graft

Following a brief healing period, your gumline – and your smile – will look healthier and more attractive.

Gum Grafting Alternative: The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

If gum grafting is not right for you, our Houston, TX dentist also offer another form of gum recession treatment, the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique. If you decide on this method, we will:

  • Numb the affected area
  • Gently loosen your gumline through a pin-sized hole
  • Carefully guide your gums back over your tooth roots

Comfortable Oral Surgery With Dental Sedation

Regardless of which gum recession treatment you choose, our friendly team will help you relax during your procedure with headphones and 3-D video glasses. We can also help relieve your dental anxiety with dental sedation options, including:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral conscious sedation
  • IV sedation

Common Causes Of Gum Recession

If your gums have receded because of gum disease, we will get your mouth healthy again with gum disease treatment. Other possible causes of gum recession include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Genetics
  • Certain illnesses
  • Bruxism (grinding/clenching your teeth)
  • Poor occlusion (a bad bite)
  • Toothbrush abrasion

If you think you could benefit from gum grafting, call our Houston, TX dentist office at 832-463-1021 to schedule your appointment. You can also use our online form.

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