When you want to restore your smile after periodontal disease or tooth decay has damaged your gums, consult a professional periodontist. Gum recession can lead to an unattractive smile. Root exposure can cause tooth sensitivity to both hot or cold food or beverages. Receding gums occur when the gums and tissues surrounding your teeth pull away. This makes your teeth look longer. At Think Oral Implants, Dr. Ting offers gum restoration treatment that fixes how a smile looks and functions.
Gum restoration options
We perform gum restoration when a patient has a healthy mouth. This means that any other oral health issue must be resolved before treatment. This gum restoration is used to help develop new gum tissues over time. We will take tissue from somewhere else in your mouth to cover the exposed area. We offer three types of restorations:
- Connective tissue graft: This means we use skin from another area of your mouth, usually the roof. We create a flap and remove tissue from below the flap to relocate your gums. Next, we place the tissue on the problem area and it will heal to form new and improved gums.
- Free gingival graft: This is similar to the connective tissue graft except we remove skin from the palate instead of from beneath a flap. This helps thicken thinning gums from advanced gum disease.
- Pedicle graft: This is used for patients with minimal recession. We will take nearby gum tissue to repair these problem areas. We pull your gums down and stitch them in place for healing.
Your gums will need a minimum of two weeks to heal properly. We will give you recovery instructions to follow after your gum restoration treatment with Dr. Ting.
Learn more about gum surgery options
When you need to repair your gums, Dr. Ting at Think Oral Implants and Periodontics, offers many different gum surgery options. To learn about how we can restore your gums and teeth when you’ve suffered from gum disease. For more information on gum surgeries, call to schedule an appointment at 610-550-3333. We serve patients in Paoli, Malvern, Berwyn, and the surrounding Pennsylvania communities with advanced periodontal procedures and dental implant treatments.