February 23, 2016

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from receding gums due to some sort of periodontal issue, getting a gum graft may correct the problem and offer lasting relief. Although the procedure may sound intimidating, it is actually a fairly straightforward, common, and highly effective treatment to repair gum deterioration around one or more of your teeth. If you believe you are a candidate for gum grafting in Sacramento, CA, Campus Commons Periodontics is the hands-down choice for treatment.


The ABCs of Treatment

In simple terms, a gum graft involves taking sample tissue from one part of your mouth and grafting it to an area of exposure that needs coverage, such as below the gum line of a tooth or several teeth. By covering an exposed area of tooth enamel or roots with healthy tissue, the area is protected and eventually restored to a healthy level. The following are more details of the procedure:

  • It is performed in-office in several hours or less under a local anesthetic.
  • Some soreness can be expected after the procedure.
  • Post-operative pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter medication.
  • The area that is grafted will be fully healed in 2 to 4 weeks.
  • The procedure has realized a high success rate among patients.


A Phone Call Away

If you think you could benefit from gum grafting—or are simply wanting to be proactive about your periodontal health, in general—give our office a call at 866-899-1751. Our esteemed periodontist team, which consists of Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski, are some of the leading professionals in the area and offer a wide variety of cosmetic dental and periodontal services. At the initial consultation, they will thoroughly evaluate your mouth and come up with a plan of action that is right for you. Regardless of what procedure or treatment plan you follow, your mouth is in good hands with our team.



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