Gum Grafting

Restore a Healthy Gumline and Reduce Sensitivity with Gum Grafting

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Say Goodbye to Gum Recession

Receding gums can make your teeth look much larger than normal and also take away from an otherwise attractive smile. It can also cause painful symptoms like sensitivity. If you have become self-conscious about your smile because of receding gums, turn to Dr. Sawan Malik for a gum grafting procedure. Dr. Malik has helped many patients who have lost gum tissue after gum disease or other reasons restore balance and health to their smiles. Dr. Malik may recommend a gum graft to rebuild your gum line, reduce sensitivity and preserve your natural teeth.

Dr. Malik performs different types of grafts, depending on your individual needs. He can take tissue from areas of your own mouth and use it to cover the exposed tooth surface and root, or he can use donor tissue. Both options are effective and help restore health and an even gum line.

Benefits of a Gum Graft

  • Proven technique to correct gum recession
  • Reduces tooth sensitivity
  • Protects the gums from decay and disease
  • Balances the gumline
  • More attractive smile

Gum Graft Alternative Treatment Options

In addition to traditional gum grafting surgery, Dr. Malik performs the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) to correct gum recession. Both grafting and PST offer similar results, but PST is a less invasive procedure and can produce immediate benefits. You may be a good candidate for a minimally invasive gum restoration procedure if you have healthy gums and meet other eligibility criteria. We can discuss your options and prepare a treatment plan during your consultation.

How a Gum Graft Works

Gum grafting involves taking tissue from your own mouth or using donor tissue and placing it over areas of recession. This tissue is carefully stitched into place and allowed to heal for a seamless new gumline. Dr. Malik and the rest of our team are highly skilled and experienced in grafting techniques, and will work to ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. If you have any questions, our team is happy to listen and provide answers so you know exactly what to expect.

If you want more information about the gum grafting procedure or need to schedule an appointment, call our practice to book your consultation with Dr. Malik today.