Gum Graft Surgery From Trusted Periodontists in Los Angeles, CA

Gum graft surgery, a vital procedure for addressing gum recession, is increasingly common in periodontal care. At Perio Implant Health Professionals in Los Angeles, California, we specialize in this delicate procedure, employing advanced techniques and technologies to ensure the best outcomes. Our team of expert periodontists is committed to reversing the effects of gum recession, restoring our patients’ oral health and the beauty of their smiles. With our patient-centric approach, we aim to restore your smile and provide long-lasting solutions to periodontal disease.

Understanding Gum Recession and Its Impacts

Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth wears away or pulls back, exposing more of the tooth or its root. This condition not only affects the aesthetics of your smile but can also lead to increased sensitivity, root caries, root gouging, and potential tooth loss. Early intervention with gum grafting is crucial to prevent these complications and maintain oral health.

What is Gum Graft Surgery?

Gum graft surgery, also known as gum grafting, is a procedure designed to correct the effects of gum recession. It involves transplanting tissue to the affected area, thereby covering exposed roots and reinforcing the gum line. This procedure is essential for protecting teeth from further damage and improving the overall appearance of your smile.

Who Can Benefit From Gum Grafting?

Gum graft surgery is often recommended for patients experiencing significant gum recession due to periodontal disease, aggressive brushing, or genetic predisposition. The procedure is also advised for those with thinning gums or who have lost gum tissue, leading to root exposure and increased tooth sensitivity.

The Gum Graft Surgery Procedure

At Perio Implant Health Professionals, gum graft surgery begins with a thorough assessment of your gum health. The procedure involves administering local anesthesia for comfort, followed by the selection of the appropriate grafting material, which may be sourced from the patient's palate or a tissue bank. Our periodontists then carefully graft the tissue to the target area, ensuring optimal placement for successful integration and healing.

Benefits of Gum Graft Surgery

Undergoing gum graft surgery has several benefits. It significantly reduces the risk of further gum recession and bone loss, decreases tooth sensitivity, and improves the aesthetics of your smile. Additionally, gum grafting can enhance your overall oral health, protecting against severe gum diseases.

Recovery and Aftercare for Gum Graft Surgery

Post-surgery, patients can expect a recovery period typically lasting one to two weeks. It's crucial to follow the aftercare instructions provided by our specialists to ensure successful healing. This includes dietary adjustments, oral hygiene practices, and follow-up visits. We provide personalized guidance to each patient for a smooth recovery process.

Why Choose Perio Implant Health Professionals?

Choosing Perio Implant Health Professionals for your gum graft surgery means entrusting your oral health to skilled periodontists who are dedicated to delivering exceptional care. Our Los Angeles-based team is renowned for its patient-centric approach, ensuring each treatment plan is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients.

If you're experiencing gum recession and are considering gum graft surgery, Perio Implant Health Professionals is here to help. Our expertise in gum grafting can restore the health and beauty of your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile.

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Perio Implant Health Professionals is proud to serve our community in Los Angeles, CA, with integrity, passion, and kindness. See what our patients have to say about us.
I went in today for a consultation and had a great experience. I am terrified of going to the dentist but Dr. Rodriguez was kind and patient with me while I had a mini breakdown. His assistants Danny and Mariano were also very kind. I have my surgery appointment in August and although I am nervous, I know I'll be in good hands.

Athenas O.

Tampa, FL

I met Dr Joan Otomo-Corgel while bringing my client to see her. While there I showed her my front gums that had amalgam leaking from very old post & core with crowns & multiple bone graft procedures.  My dentist sent my X-rays to her office and she examined my whole mouth to advise me & my dentist what she suggests as treatment options. Meeting Dr. Otomo- Corgel gave me great peace of mind about next steps. Once that part of my mouth is tackled, I would definitely come back for an implant consultation in another part of my mouth!  Her assistant Marcello was very welcoming & thorough with my intake & exam. What a blessing!

Lisa B.

Tampa, FL

Dr. Otomo is a caring and highly skilled periodontist.  I've suffered from chronic gum inflammation for years, but have seen significant improvement since I began seeing her.  She's active in the research aspects of her field and knowledgeable of the latest treatments. Her sense of humor is a nice bonus.

Ross D.

Tampa, FL