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Gum grafting

Your Blainville dentist, Dr. Emmanuelle Seica, is qualified to perform gum grafts. Gum grafting is a simple and painless dental surgery that may be necessary to strengthen the gums when they are weakened, especially due to gum disease and periodontal disease that can lead to gum recession.

Gum grafting is a relatively simple procedure designed to restore sufficient height and thickness to the gums to cover the roots of the teeth and to provide optimal support for them. At our dental clinic, we use state-of-the-art technology for precise procedures.

Gingival recession, a problem
to be taken seriously

Gum disease, poor oral hygiene and an overly aggressive brushing technique are all reasons that can cause gum recession. The aggression of bacteria or a toothbrush (with hard bristles or improper use) can cause the gums to gradually recede. This exposes the tooth roots, which can lead to hypersensitivity. In addition, the exposed roots may be affected by cavities. In more advanced cases, gum recession can also affect the support of the affected teeth. Gum recession can also affect the aesthetic appearance of the smile.

The signs of gum recession can be detected by your dentist during an oral examination. To protect the integrity of your smile, your dentist may recommend a graft to counter the effects of thinning or receding gums.

To prevent gum recession and its consequences on the health of your smile, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene and to visit your dentist regularly to monitor your condition. In the event of gum recession, your dentist will be able to follow up on the problem in order to quickly direct you to the appropriate care to protect the integrity of your teeth.

Gingival recession :
causes, symptoms
and solutions

Signs and symptoms associated with gum recession

The following signs and symptoms should prompt you to see your dentist so that he or she can determine if you are suffering from gum recession and if a gum graft is necessary.

  • Increased tooth sensitivity, especially to hot, cold and sweet foods ;
  • Teeth that appear longer than normal, as gum recession exposes part of the tooth roots ;
  • Redness in the gums or bleeding when brushing and flossing. These are symptoms associated with gum disease, which can lead to gum recession.

Gum grafting: the procedure

  • We perform a local anesthesia of the areas of the mouth where the graft is to be taken and performed ;
  • The graft is taken from the gum tissue (another part of the gum that is in good condition) or from the patient’s palate;
  • The dentist applies the graft to the area to be treated and then fixes it with stitches ;
  • He or she will offer post-operative advice to encourage the healing of your oral tissues and the success of the graft.