Gum Graft or Gingival Graft
Gum recession occurs when there is lack of strong attached tissues, which cause the gums to be thin and weak. Both gum tissue and bone are lost and the root becomes exposed.
When the root is exposed it becomes soft, in time it will wear down and eventually disappears if it is remained exposed for a long time. This exposure may lead to sensitivity, decay or even damage to the nerve. If a big part of root structure is lost due to abrasion, the teeth will weaken and in severe cases, the tooth can break.
When gum recession appears, gum reconstruction using grafting techniques is a great option.
It can be a very simple procedure while it is performed with the Waterlase technology: The operative time, the bleeding and the post-operative discomfort are all reduced making this procedure more acceptable for the patient. The gum will heal within a few days.
Benefits of Gum Graft:
• Faster Healing
• Minimal Post-op discomfort
• Less bleeding
• Spending less time in the dental chair than traditional surgery
• Reducing risk of infection.
• Decreased sensitivity.
In most cases, it is not necessary to take painful gum grafts from other parts of the mouth, like the palate. Precise Waterlase energy sterilizes the area, dramatically reducing postoperative discomfort and promoting faster healing.