Restore Your Smile with Gum Grafting in Poway

Restore Your Smile with Gum Grafting in Poway


Seeking Gum Grafting Services in Poway

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If your dentist or periodontist has recommended a gum graft, don’t fret. Despite the intimidating name, gum surgery isn’t as daunting as it sounds.

Dr. Alireza Khansari at Poway Perio in Poway, CA, and the surrounding areas near you, including Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona, 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Escondido, Mira Mesa, and Rancho Peñasquitos, specializes in performing seamless gum grafts.

Whether it’s to shield your teeth from the adverse impacts of gum recession or enhance the aesthetics of your smile, Dr. Khansari can help restore your oral health with ease.

If you’re ready to learn more, call 858.679.0142 or schedule an appointment.

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what is gum grafting

What Is Gum Grafting?

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Gum grafting, also known as gingival grafting, is a surgical procedure aimed at treating gum recession by replacing or covering exposed root surfaces with grafted oral tissue.

This procedure is vital for restoring gum tissue lost due to periodontal disease, traumatic injury, or other factors contributing to gum recession.

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Gum Grafting Benefits

Gum grafting offers a multitude of benefits beyond just addressing gum recession.


By restoring lost gum tissue, this procedure helps to improve the aesthetics of your smile, enhancing your confidence and self-esteem. 


Additionally, gum grafting can alleviate tooth sensitivity caused by exposed tooth roots, allowing you to enjoy hot and cold foods without discomfort.

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By covering exposed roots and preventing further recession, gum grafting also protects against potential tooth loss and preserves the integrity of underlying supporting bone around your tooth.

Tooth Health

Lastly, a gum grafting procedure promotes overall oral health by reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss associated with untreated gum recession. With gum grafting, you can not only achieve a more attractive smile but also ensure the long-term health and functionality of your teeth and gums.

What Are the Types of Gum Graft Surgery?

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Two main gum tissue grafts are typically performed. The gum graft procedures may use your own tissue (autogenous) or donor tissue (non-autogenous or from tissue bank):
  • Connective-tissue grafts: This is the most common way to graft. During the procedure, a flap of skin at the roof of your mouth (palate) is removed and then stitched to the gum tissue surrounding the exposed root.
  • Allograft: In some cases, donor tissue may be used to cover the root exposure instead of using your tissue.
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How to Get Optimal Results Out of a Gum Graft

Following a gum grafting procedure, it’s more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene; this will help prevent problems from developing in the future. Brushing properly with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular dental and periodontal checkups can all help to ensure the success of your gum graft. Maintaining healthy gums is key.
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Why Choose Poway Perio for a Gum Grafting Procedure?

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When you select Poway Perio, under the leadership of Dr. Khansari, for your gum grafting procedure, you’re choosing unparalleled excellence in periodontal care.

Dr. Khansari’s proficiency guarantees a gum graft executed with the utmost precision and skill, employing state-of-the-art techniques and the latest advancements in periodontal technology. 

Whether your need for gum grafting is to combat gum recession, tooth sensitivity, or cosmetic imperfections, rest assured that Dr. Khansari and his dedicated team will provide exceptional results within a comforting and supportive atmosphere.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gum Grafting

Who can benefit from gum grafting?
You might benefit from gum grafting if you have gum recession, tooth sensitivity, thin gum tissue, or advanced periodontal disease. Patients also come to us with cosmetic concerns since gum recession can affect the aesthetics of the smile, making teeth appear longer than usual.
What is gum recession?

Gum recession occurs when gum tissue pulls away from a tooth, exposing more of the tooth’s root. Over time, this can damage the supporting bone. Since the progression is gradual, many people don’t even notice that their gums have receded.

If you’re experiencing sensitivity, especially when eating cold or hot foods, it could be due to gum recession and an exposed tooth root. While gum recession can’t be reversed, a gum tissue graft can repair damage and stop it from advancing. See more here.

What causes gum recession?

Most commonly, gum recession is caused by aggressive brushing, smoking, and genetics. Other factors like teeth grinding, poor oral hygiene leading to gum inflammation, hormonal changes, and even chronic illness that impacts gum health may contribute to receding. Eventually, gum recession can result in tooth loss if it isn’t treated.

Is gum grafting painful?

A gum graft is usually performed under local anesthesia to numb the gums and ease discomfort during the surgery. Some swelling and soreness may occur after the procedure. Both can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Gum grafting is a common procedure. When proper care is taken, it’s a relatively safe treatment with predictable outcomes. You’ll be in great hands when your gum graft is performed by a specialist like Dr. Khansari.

How long does recovery from a gum graft take?
Most surgical sites heal within roughly one to two weeks after a gum graft. Full recovery might take several weeks to months, depending on the extent of the graft and individual factors. During this time, it’s important to attend follow-up appointments so we can monitor the graft and its healing. Though it’s rare, we’ll assist you if you experience any complications.

Ready to schedule an appointment?

Here at Poway Perio, led by San Diego Periodontist Dr. Alireza Khansari MSD, we are happy to help you fight periodontal disease and get your teeth and gums back to good health. If you have more questions or would like to book a consultation, we’re happy to discuss your situation.
Have questions? Text our team at 858.463.3849.
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About Poway Perio

Here at Poway Perio, in San Diego under the experience of Dr. Alireza Khansari MSD, we are happy to help you fight periodontal disease and get your teeth and gums back to good health. If you have more questions or would like to book a consultation, we’re happy to discuss your individual situation. Just give us a call at 858.679.0142.

The Poway office is located in Poway, CA; a short drive from the neighborhoods of Carmel Mountain RanchRancho BernardoRancho Peñasquitos4S RanchScripps RanchEscondidoMira Mesa, and Ramona.