Gum Grafting Procedures – Olympia, WA

The health and look of your gums are important to our office. When gum recession occurs, the body loses a natural defense against both bacterial invasion and trauma. Gum recession can often result in root sensitivity to hot and cold as well as an unsightly appearance of the gum and tooth. When significant, gum recession can predispose to worsening recession and expose the root surface, which is softer than
enamel, leading to root cavities and gouging. 
Our office offers gum reconstruction using a variety of grafting techniques to help you regenerate lost tissue.

Acellular Dermal Matrix: The ability to regenerate gum tissue through a prepackaged product has been revolutionary in gum reconstruction. This graft technique allows for guided regeneration of your existing gum tissue without needing to take tissue from anywhere else in the mouth. This is a safe, quick, and minimally invasive procedure that may be right for you and your gum recession.

A Gingival Graft: 
The gingival graft is a tried and true procedure that thickens tissue, helps to reduce sensitivity, and frequently covers unsightly roots. This procedure can get you closer to that beautiful symmetrical gum tissue you want. During this procedure, a thin piece of tissue is carefully removed from the roof of the mouth or gently moved over from adjacent areas to provide a stable band of attached gum tissue around the tooth. The roof of the mouth generally has a small incision line with a couple stitches, which heals within 5-7 days. Patients frequently do not notice a significant disruption in their normal activities and daily schedule for long.

Our gingival grafting procedures are highly predictable, frequently minimally invasive, and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth that commonly looks and feels like the gum tissue you lost. Ask Dr. Coppin or Dr. Lane if grafting is right for you!