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Gum Grafting in Miami Beach, Aventura and Key West FL

Gum Grafting in Miami Beach, FL
Gum grafting is commonly used to correct gum recession. Gum recession is often a result of gum disease and if left untreated, will cause gums recession to the point of root exposure, tissue inflammation, and in severe cases, tooth and bone loss.

Gum grafting is used to treat gum recession. There are three types of gum grafting surgery to treat gum recession:

1. Connective Tissue Grafts: Tissue for the gum grafting is taken from underneath a flap of skin cut into the roof of your mouth. Once the flap is sutured, the new gum tissue is attached to the site of the gum recession which will integrate with the tissue that is already present.
2. Free Gingival Grafts: This type of gum grafting surgery is similar to connective tissue gum grafting. The distinction between the two is that the tissue for the graft is taken directly from the roof of the mouth instead of creating a flap.
3. Pedicle Grafts: This method of gum grafting uses the tissue surrounding the site of the gum recession instead of taking it from the roof of the mouth. In this procedure, a flap, or pedicle as it is called, is cut into the gum leaving an edge attached. The flap is then stretched over the site of the gum recession and sutured in place. This type of gum grafting is generally used for patients who have healthy amounts of tissue surrounding the gum recession site.

What Can I Expect After the Gum Grafting?

You should avoid flossing or brushing near the newly placed tissue until it has had time to heal. Dietary restrictions will be in place for up to a week post-procedure, limiting your intake to soft foods. Most patients find they fare well with an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Patients undergoing gum grafting for gum recession in Miami Beach FL can expect to return to work within a day or two following the gum grafting procedure.

Dr. Mark I. Gutt, with offices located in Miami Beach and Key West (FL) Florida, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, North Miami Beach, North Miami, South Beach, North Bay Village, Doral, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Hallandale, Hollywood, Key West and Bal Harbour, FL. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!



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