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Enlightening You About Gingival Gum Graft

For many years it has been possible to replace teeth that have been lost, but it was always believed that damage to the gums was going to be permanent.

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What is a Gingival Gum Graft?

Replacement of lost teeth have been a reality for many years but there used to be a belief that a damaged gum is forever gone. However, this is no more what’s on the ground as damaged gums can now be treated through a gingival gum graft surgery known as gingival graft in medical terms. Different procedures can be carried out to handle a wide range of gum conditions.

A major reason why gingival gum graft surgery is required is to tackle the issue of receding gums. Receding gums can be quite unsightly and it is painful too. It can lead to exposure of the root of the tooth as well, increasing chances of infection which can cause tooth loss. Intake of a hot or cold meal or drink can cause sharp pain.

When gum graft is carried out, existing keritinized tissue will be used to provide protection and cover for the exposed gum root. It’s important that this process is carried out to avoid infection and ultimately tooth loss.

Who is at Risk?

Different factors can cause teeth issues that may need you to get gingival graft. The worst case scenario is for those that have inherited it from their parents as they can not stop it. For others, when they fail to properly take care of their teeth, the gums may start receding and may cause further damage. It’s not so much as a failure to brush the teeth but also brushing the teeth too hard can cause it.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, then you should go for check-ups regularly to know if your teeth seem to be looking longer or if gums are receding. Also, advancement in age and hormonal changes can put you at risk as well.smoking is also another risk factor. Cut smoking to stop the recession of your gumline from getting worse.

Treatment

A dental specialist will skillfully handle the situation but it might be quite painful at least until treatment is complete and you are healed. From the roof of your mouth, a piece of skin will be taken and then stitched into your gum to close the gap that is in view. In any case, your dentist will brief you on any complications that at arise before your treatment begins.

Benefits and Results

Although there are risks of failure and the procedure can be quite painful especially if the grafted skin is taken from your own mouth other than that of a donor, there are actually some benefits associated with gum graft gingival surgery. Immediately you are done with the treatment you will understand fully because although you will feel pain until you are healed, the pain is temporary when compared to the almost constant pain you will feel if the condition is left untreated and it could also lead to other complications. More money will, therefore, be spent trying to tackle these new complications. This additional costs will in the long run far outweigh any of the discomforts that may have been felt in an initial gum graft gingival surgery.

Teeth appearance will also look better and your smile and speech will definitely be improved.

If you have receding gum line, you can come for Gingivitis gum graft treatment Houston at URBN Dental. We will give your case all the attention you need to revive your gums and smile.

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Who is affected by this?

There are a number of things that can cause issues with the teeth and lead them to requiring gingival grafts. For the more unfortunate ones, it can be a hereditary issue, and there is little or nothing that they can do to prevent it. Others will bring the problem upon themselves. If they do not look after the teeth well enough, the gums start to recede, and the damage occurs. It is not always lack of cleaning that is an issue, but often being too vigorous with the toothbrush.

Diabetics are also at risk and once this illness has been confirmed, it is vital that regular checks are made to the teeth to see if the gums are moving and the teeth are looking longer. As you get older and hormones change, there is also the risk that damage will occur. As with many conditions, smokers are going to have a much higher risk than others. Giving up smoking will stop the disease progressing and may negate the need for a graft if the damage is not too bad. The one that it will not do is to reverse the damage that has already been caused.

 

How do you treat it?

It will take a dental specialist to carry out this work and it has to be said that it can be painful and inconvenient until it is completely healed. There will have to be a piece of skin taken out of the roof of the mouth. It will then be stitched into the gum to cover the gap that has appeared. There are a couple of problems that arise for dentists who have to carry out the procedure. Firstly, there is not a lot of skin that can be used and secondly there is a high rate of graft death. If the graft does not take, it will have to be redone, or failing that, the condition often has to be lived with.

There is a third option that is further used in some hospital settings, but this is one that many people are uncomfortable with. The skin can be harvested from human tissue on a medically regulated level. It is likely that there can be a larger piece of skin collected as there is no need to be concerned about the future viability of the mouth, but then there are the dual risks of cross infection of diseases and also rejection. This should never be carried out without the patient being fully aware and also told what the risks are likely to be.

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What are the results and benefits of this?

Despite the risks of failure and the problems that can be faced when it comes to collecting the necessary gingival tissue, it is not one of the more major dental procedures that are carried out. The problems come afterwards when there is pain. As you would imagine, there will be more pain if the graft is taken from your own mouth rather than that of a donor.

The benefits will be immediately clear. Any pain that is felt after treatment will be temporary, whereas the pain of not dealing with the recession will be long lasting and lead to other complications. The additional surgery and cost of needing teeth replaced will outweigh the issues brought about as a result of a gingival graft.

The appearance of the teeth will also be better. It is obvious when gums are receding, and the smile will be a lot less attractive without a graft than it will be with one. Speech may not be affected as a result of the condition but may become less clear if you are trying to keep your mouth partially closed to cover the appearance. This may not be a pleasant procedure to go through, but once completed it is certainly worthwhile and will make a big difference to your life.

Hilary Rochelle
Hilary Rochelle
20:52 08 May 19
I’m so impressed with Urban Dental. Went having sever pain. New patient! The staff and dentist were amazing . So warm and caring. I will continue coming here for all dental needs. Completely satisfied in every way .
Ryan Zhen
Ryan Zhen
22:28 07 May 19
Just a few days after a visit with Dr. Bridget and I already feel the positive effects on my dental hygiene. She gave helpful and practical tips to brushing and flossing to make my routine more enjoyable. Everyone at URBN Dental Uptown was attentive and courteous to my needs from handling the insurance/financials to ensuring a pain/mess-free cleaning and filling. Looking forward to returning with improved dental health!
Lemond Deleo
Lemond Deleo
20:08 29 Apr 19
The staff here is extremely friendly and professional. From the very beginning, the staff greeted me with kindness and respect. My paperwork was filled out within 15 minutes and afterwards, the dentist called me back almost immediately. So the wait time for my first appointment was basically non-existent. I’m not sure if it’s normally like this or if it’s just a coincidence. Regardless, it was very nice to see the staff and dentists in perfect sync with servicing the customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. My first appointment here was primarily because I had a painful sensation on the bottom right of my tooth. It turned out to be a cavity as I expected. The dentist explained the procedure for a filling and I agreed to go through with it on my next appointment. Thank you for an honest experience that resulted in me learning what the problem with my tooth was.
Jennifer Bell
Jennifer Bell
19:59 29 Apr 19
Very satisfied with my recent experience at this dentist. As a first time customer, I walked in with low expectations, since I find this mentality to be effective for softening the blow if it turns out to be a disappointing service. Well, it turned out to be above average service from the staff at the front desk and the dentists themselves. They are all very professional and the dentists working here are patient when it comes to answering questions. I felt fully fulfilled after leaving the dental office. I’ll definireky be back.
Julia Bleck
Julia Bleck
14:21 05 Apr 19
I've never been to a more thorough and comprehensive dental appointment as the one at URBN Dental! They went over all of the photos and x-rays with me in detail to help explain all of the issues I had, and it's the first time I fully feel like I understand why I need to floss more consistently. They taught me how to properly floss and brush, and I even got a new electric toothbrush with my appointment. Would definitely recommend.
Rachel Richardson
Rachel Richardson
17:30 26 Mar 19
I was immediately greeted by friendly faces when i came in! Online scheduling and patient paperwork made it so easy to get an appointment with no waiting to go back to the room. Every person of staff from front desk, hygienist to dentist introduced themselves to me and took the time to explain everything they were doing. I’ve never had a dentist actually sit down and explain the biology behind flossing, bone health, nerve health etc. it was great to feel like I was being taken care of by true professionals. They were also very explanatory of exactly what my insurance covered and the cost breakout of all of my services. I would recommend this office to any of my friends and family.
Margarita Muro
Margarita Muro
01:28 21 Feb 19
The URBN Dental office is very beautiful! It is modern with natural wood and emerald green elements. I went in for my regular cleaning and exam after looking up 5+ dental offices in the area. I recently moved to uptown and am extremely happy to have found URBN Dental. The Hygienist, Angela, did not only give my advice in regards to my dental hygiene techniques, she educated me which made me more eager to go home and carry out my new routine. Dr. Bridget was very kind, answered all my questions, and gave me a great referral for my wisdom teeth extractions. I will be returning for all of my preventative and general dental needs!
Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including: Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works). They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude. GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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