Gingival Gum Grafting in Wayne, NJ

Maintaining healthy gums is key to enjoying a strong foundation for a beautiful, resilient smile that lasts a lifetime. At Fine Dental Care, we offer gingival gum grafting, a highly effective treatment for gum recession. This advanced procedure protects your tooth roots and prevents further damage, enhances the appearance of your smile, and reduces sensitivity to temperature changes. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the best care possible, ensuring your gums stay healthy and your smile remains radiant and confident. Trust Fine Dental Care to keep your smile shining bright!

What Is Gingival Gum Grafting?

Gingival gum grafting is among the most frequently performed periodontal treatments in the United States. It involves surgically adding tissue to areas where the gums have receded. During the procedure, we will transfer tissue—either from your own palate or a donor source—to the affected area, covering exposed tooth roots as much as possible. This is often done by creating a tissue flap that allows the new tissue to integrate and heal with the existing gums. The procedure promotes tissue regeneration and restores a stable, healthy gumline.

Who Needs a Gum Graft?

We may recommend gingival gum grafting if your gums have receded, you have thin gum issue, or you are concerned about the appearance of your gums and smile.

The following are common causes of gum recession that may lead to gum grafting:

  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral hygiene, including aggressive or infrequent brushing
  • Genetics
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching)
  • Dental trauma
  • Tobacco use
  • Hormonal changes

Why Consider Gum Grafting?

Improved Comfort

Gum recession often leads to tooth root exposure that increases sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages, which can be quite uncomfortable. A gum graft covers these exposed areas, significantly reducing sensitivity and enhancing comfort.

Enhanced Oral Health

The most critical reason for gum grafting is to combat the effects of gum recession, often caused by periodontal disease. Exposed tooth roots are susceptible to decay and can become unstable, potentially leading to tooth loss and deterioration of the supporting bone structure. Gum grafts protect against these risks by covering exposed roots, preserving both the teeth and their supporting bone to maintain oral health.

Aesthetic Enhancement

Sometimes, patients opt for gum grafting for purely cosmetic reasons. Uneven gum lines or insufficient gum coverage can make teeth appear misaligned or uneven in size. A gum graft can enhance your smile’s uniformity and overall appearance by making the teeth look more balanced and proportional.

Gingival Gum Grafting: Procedure and Recovery

Gingival Gum Grafting in Wayne, NJ | Dr. Fine | Fine Dental CareWe can perform gingival gum grafting on one or several teeth simultaneously, depending on the extent of the recession and your specific needs. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Anesthesia and sedation: We will administer local anesthesia to numb your teeth and gums in the targeted area. For added comfort, various sedation options, such as nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, may be used.
  2. Preparation of the graft site: Once you are comfortably numb, we will make an incision to create a small flap in your gums. This incision will allow us to clean the tooth roots thoroughly.
  3. Harvesting the graft: We will then make an incision in the roof of your mouth to remove a small section of inner tissue while keeping the outer layer intact. This tissue will serve as the graft. The extraction site is then closed with sutures or a periodontal dressing. In cases where donated tissue is used, this step is skipped.
  4. Placing the gum graft: Then, we position the harvested gum graft over the exposed tooth roots to cover the area affected by recession.
  5. Securing the graft: Finally, the gum tissue is carefully stitched into place.

Recovery from gingival gum grafting typically involves minimal pain. You can manage any post-op pain with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relief.

You are also advised to follow a soft diet and maintain careful hygiene routines post-surgery to promote healing. After your procedure, we’ll provide detailed aftercare instructions to help guide your recovery.

Why Choose Fine Dental Care?

At Fine Dental Care, your treatment is guided by the extensive expertise of Dr. Fine, a distinguished and award-winning dentist. Since establishing his practice in Wayne, NJ, in 1987, Dr. Fine has dedicated himself to the highest standards of dental care.

Dr. Fine engages in over 75 hours of continuing education each year. His focus areas include mini dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, Invisalign®, and pinhole gum rejuvenation. In fact, he is a pioneer of the Pinhole Surgical Technique on the East Coast and a mini dental implant specialist. This breadth of expertise ensures that a range of cutting-edge periodontal treatments are available to our patients.

Our team at Fine Dental Care is driven by a passion for dental excellence and a compassionate approach to patient care. We ensure that each procedure, including gum grafting, is performed with precision and is as comfortable and effective as possible. We are dedicated to restoring the health and functionality of your gums and enhancing your confidence in your smile.

Regain Your Gum Health at Fine Dental Care

If you have noticed changes to your gum line and think you may need a gum graft, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Fine Dental Care in Wayne, NJ. With gingival gum grafting, we can help restore your gum health, protect your teeth, and enhance your smile’s appearance.

Contact us today to discuss how gum grafting can benefit you.