Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana

Rochester Gum Grafts

Overview

About Gum Grafts

Welcome to Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, where Dr. Barnard and our team of dentists provide top-quality dental care in Rochester. Our practice specializes in gum grafts and other procedures to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. With a commitment to excellence and a compassionate approach to dental care, we are dedicated to providing the best care possible. Call us today at 574-223-3121 to schedule an appointment and get started on your journey towards a healthier smile.

Key Takeaways

A gum graft is a surgical procedure used to restore lost gum tissue and is commonly used to treat periodontal disease.


Benefits of gum grafts include improved appearance, better dental health, and increased comfort.


The gum grafting procedure involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafting it to the affected area and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.


Risks and complications of gum grafts include temporary swelling, bruising, and bleeding, and in rare cases, infection or allergic reaction may occur.

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What is a Gum Graft?

A gum graft is a surgical procedure used to restore lost gum tissue. It is a common treatment for periodontal disease, which is a condition caused by the buildup of bacteria in the gums. The procedure involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth or another area of the body and grafting it onto the affected area. The new tissue helps to protect the teeth and restore the natural appearance of the gums.

At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, Dr. Barnard has extensive experience in performing gum grafts. This procedure is done with the utmost care and precision to ensure the best possible outcome. The gum grafting process begins with a thorough examination of the patient’s mouth to assess the extent of the damage and determine the best course of treatment. After the procedure is complete, Dr. Barnard will provide post-operative care instructions to ensure a successful recovery.

Benefits of Gum Grafts

Gum grafts are a dental procedure used to restore areas of the gumline that have been damaged due to periodontal disease or other causes. The procedure involves taking a small piece of tissue from the roof of the mouth and grafting it to the area of the gums that needs to be restored. The benefits of this procedure include improved appearance, better dental health, and increased comfort. Patients in the Rochester area can receive gum grafts from Dr. Barnard, a highly experienced dentist with extensive expertise in implant and cosmetic dentistry.

Gum grafts can help to reduce the appearance of receding gums, which can make the teeth look longer than they should. This can help patients to feel more confident in their smile. In addition, the procedure can help to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health issues. After the procedure, the patient will be able to enjoy better comfort and improved oral health. Dr. Barnard is committed to providing excellent care and will work with the patient to ensure they are happy with the results.

Treatment Process

At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, Dr. Barnard offers gum grafting to help improve the appearance of the gums. During the procedure, Dr. Barnard will take a small amount of tissue from elsewhere in the mouth or from a tissue bank and use it to cover any receded gum line. This helps to restore the gum line to its original position and protect the tooth from further damage.

The gum grafting procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of teeth that need to be treated. Dr. Barnard will make sure the patient is comfortable throughout the entire process, and will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a successful recovery.Gum Grafts are a procedure used to restore the gum line and improve the appearance of your smile. Dr. Barnard at Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana offers this specialized service to help patients achieve the look and feel they desire. Gum Grafting can be used to cover exposed tooth roots, fill in gaps between teeth, and even reduce tooth sensitivity.

The procedure is a relatively simple one that can be completed in a single visit. During the procedure, Dr. Barnard will use a small piece of tissue to cover the exposed root, or fill in the gap between the teeth. This will help protect the root from further damage, and give the patient a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The results are long lasting and can help restore confidence in the patient’s smile.

Risks and Complications

Gum grafting is a safe and effective procedure when performed by a trained professional. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks and potential complications. These include temporary swelling, bruising, and bleeding. In some cases, the grafted tissue may not adhere properly or may not heal as intended. In rare cases, infection or allergic reaction may occur.

Patients should discuss potential risks and complications with their dentist prior to the procedure. The dentist will be able to provide additional information about the procedure and assess any potential risks. If you’re in need of other dental related services, contact your Rochester dentist today!

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At Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana, we offer Gum Grafts to help restore and protect your teeth and gums. Call us at 574-223-3121 to schedule an appointment today or visit our Contact Us page for more information. Read reviews of our office on Google Maps.

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What Our Amazing Patients Say

Kenneth Kotouc
Kenneth Kotouc
2023-09-26

Very friendly. Did what was asked.

John Benedict
John Benedict
2023-09-26

Professional and courteous

SALLY KLINE
SALLY KLINE
2023-09-21

Very helpful.

David Castillo
David Castillo
2023-09-21

Extremely friendly. Answered all of my questions. Even called me to check up on me. This place deserves 5 stars and beyond.

Wyatt Good
Wyatt Good
2023-09-13

Best dental experience I have ever had.

Paul Tinsman
Paul Tinsman
2023-09-06

Went in for a broken wisdom tooth after x-rays and a couple of Pokes on the gums doctor came in and wanted to pull all of my wisdom teeth I simply asked for the broken tooth to be pulled, I initially scheduled the appointment then canceled after thinking about how I was railroad into all this extra work and cost and finding out that they maxed out my dental insurance and sent me a bill (they did absolutely nothing on my visit) but yet I still have the broken wisdom tooth and now can’t get it pulled untill next year after insurance roll over unless i pay out-of-pocket because they max out my yearly plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gum graft?

A gum graft is a surgical procedure which involves the transplant of tissue from one area of the mouth to another in order to restore and protect the gums.

What are the benefits of gum grafts?

Gum grafts can help to restore the natural contour of the gums, reduce gum recession, and protect the teeth from further damage.

What are the types of gum grafts?

There are two types of gum grafts: connective tissue grafts and free gingival grafts. Connective tissue grafts involve taking tissue from the roof of the mouth and transplanting it to the affected area, while free gingival grafts involve taking tissue from the gums.

What is the recovery time for a gum graft?

The recovery time for a gum graft can vary depending on the type of procedure, but generally it takes about 2-4 weeks for the gums to heal and for the patient to be able to resume normal activities.

Are there any risks associated with gum grafts?

Yes, there are risks associated with gum grafts, including pain, swelling, infection, and scarring. It is important to discuss all potential risks with your dentist before undergoing a gum graft procedure.