Patients with gum recession may need to undergo a gum graft, or gingival graft, to restore their gums to a healthier state. Our periodontists have extensive experience performing soft tissue grafting procedures. He uses innovative techniques and the latest technologies to ensure optimal results. If you have lost gum tissue and want to restore your smile, turn to Drs. Lindsay and Christie for a consultation and customized treatment.

Benefits of a Gingival Graft

  • Restores the gum line
  • Improves appearance of the smile
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease
  • May reduce cavity formation
  • Reduces risk of tooth loss
  • Improves root sensitivity
  • Eliminates excessive root exposure of one or more teeth

How the Gum Graft Procedure Works

Drs. Lindsay and Christie may perform a gingival graft using the pedicle graft technique or use donor material to complete the grafting procedure. Each type of gum grafting surgery offers different benefits and our periodontists will determine which type is most appropriate for you based on your unique situation. The surgery can be completed in a single visit and the recovery time spans about a week. You may be instructed to take anti-inflammatory medication and eat very soft foods to promote the healing process.

Dr. Eastman incorporates the latest techniques in reconstructive periodontics, tissue engineering, dental implants placement and was among the first group of dentists in the U.S. trained in computer guided implant surgery.

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