Periodontal soft tissue gum grafting may be required for patients who experience sensitivity or pain when teeth are exposed to hot or cold.
Types of Periodontal Gum Grafting
Dr. Lee and her knowledgeable staff at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists understand the pain and discomfort patients experience with gum recession and can treat this condition with periodontal gum grafting. There are different types of common soft tissue grafting treatments that Dr. Lee performs at Klamath Falls Dental Specialists.
Pinhole Surgery Technique
Connective Tissue Graft
During the connective tissue gum graft procedure, connective tissue is removed from a small flap in the roof of the mouth and sutured to the graft site.
Free Gingival Graft
The free gingival graft is most commonly used for thickening existing gum tissue. To promote natural growth, a small section of tissue is removed from the roof of the mouth and sutured to the grafting site. Artificial tissue can also be used, eliminating the need for a second surgical site.
is an alternative treatment that provides patients with sterile human connective tissue that doesn’t contain blood or cells. The results are ideal since there is very little chance of patient complications as a result of this periodontal procedure.
During your consultation, Dr. Lee will carefully explain the best gum grafting treatment option for you, recovery time, and happily answer all of your questions regarding gum grafting and gum recession treatment.
Dental Bone Grafting
Dental bone grafting may be recommended by Dr. Lee if your jaw bone has deteriorated due to disease, trauma, or missing teeth. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that rebuilds the structure of the jaw, restoring both height and width and strengthening the jaw.
An allograft is a treatment option that eliminates a patient’s need to donate bone for a periodontal procedure. An allograft is donated bone or tissue that’s been specially processed so that it can be surgically transplanted.
If you’ve experienced bone loss due to the progression of periodontal disease, Dr. Lee can perform Bone Regeneration surgery to repair this bone loss by replacing jaw bone with harvested or synthetic bone. Processed bone products, such as FDBA, are used in this surgical procedure.
At Klamath Falls Dental Specialists, Dr. Lee places a periodontal bone graft around a tooth to attempt to regenerate the bone that was lost.
Other Soft Tissue Procedures
A frenectomy is a procedure that helps correct teeth spacing, malalignment, gum recession and the impairment of proper dental hygiene.
If you have a “gummy” smile, a Gingivectomy/Gingivoplasty may provide cosmetic enhancement of your smile through the surgical removal and recontouring of the gingiva.
808 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone: (541) 884-8668
Klamath Falls orthodontist Dr. Neil Walle and Klamath Falls periodontist Dr. Jenny Lee offer specialized and compassionate orthodontic and periodontal care.