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If gum (periodontal) disease has progressed into the advanced phases, you might develop gum recession. This induces a higher gumline and visible tooth roots. At Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group, a part of your gum disease treatment might consist of gum grafting to restore your gumline. With many different graft options, we will create your custom treatment plan to repair your receding gums using state-of-the-art treatment techniques and the latest technologies. Get in touch with our office in Wellesley, MA to find out more about how surgical gum grafts can fix your gums, cover your teeth, and enhance the appearance of your smile.

Most commonly, gums grafts are needed to fix gum recession brought on by periodontal (gum) disease. This can cause your gumline to become visibly higher and your gums to start pulling back from your teeth. Other reasons which may cause or contribute to gum recession are aggressive tooth brushing or using a bad technique, frequent jaw clenching or teeth grinding (bruxism), and misaligned teeth. In some cases, oral piercings (such as a lip or tongue piercing) can rub against the gums and lead to recession. During a private exam, we will examine your gums and decide if you are a good candidate for gum grafts.

Patient with Dr Rafla for 25 yrs - After a car accident at 19 yrs old my only option back then was dental bridges. At 40 yrs old with nerve pain & failing bridgework I saw Dr. Rafla for implants.He is a total professional & expert periodontist, as well as kind, caring person. My implants have not failed in 25 yrs. I moved to Maine to retire and when told to see a local periodontist I couldn't start with someone new. I drove 3 hrs back to Worcester, MA for a consult because I trust Dr. Rafla.

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I originally came to Dr Rafla in 2021 for an implant. I live in CT and I wasn't able to get an appointment in my area. Dr Rafla was recommended so I called. I got an appointment with a couple days. The implant was perfect and Dr Rafla is amazing. I have a dentist in Connecticut but I continue to see Dr. Rafla every six months for a cleaning and check up. The hygienists do an amazing job. My cleanings at Dr Rafla's office just feel cleaner than my regular dentist. I end up paying out of pocket, but it's worth it for the cleaning and the check up.

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Dr. Lee did an outstanding job on my 2 crows. Her assistant Jessica was very helpful during the procedure. Elizabeth is a wonderful hygienist and very knowledgeable. Liz at the desk was very helpful regarding my dental insurance questions. The Wellesley Office location is clean, bright, parking is available on-site with multiple spots. Office provide friendly environment. Thank you.

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Today was my first experience with Dr. Rafla and his wonderful, efficient, but most of all kind staff. I went to this very much dreaded appointment with no idea of what to expect. My poor teeth are so sore and they are making everything difficult. I have horrible gagging reflex which makes everything harder for those that are trying to take x rays to be able to guide me into having a proper diagnosis and treatment. Trust me when I say I was a difficult patient. I expected the doctor to say there wasn’t much hope for them. Instead after reviewing what I was giving him to work with he listed off the perfect game plan. All aspects would be easier on me and my issues and seem to offer a perfect solution. I hope Coach Bill Belechick has competition in writing a game plan. Dr Rafla can give him a run for his money. In no time at all Dr. Rafla had a plan devised to ease my pain and fix the pockets in my gums. I am anxious now to correct these problems and move forward with the plan Thank you Dr. Rafla and team for being both gentle and kind with me today.

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We perform a variety of gum grafts at our Wellesley, MA office. Which one we use will be chosen based on your specific condition.

  • Connective-tissue gum grafts are the most common kind used to fix root exposure. This starts by cutting an incision in the palate (roof of your mouth) to create a little flap of skin. The connective tissue is taken from inside the flap and grafted to your gums.
  • Gingival grafts are comparable except that much more tissue is taken from the roof of the mouth to build up especially thin gums.
  • Pedicle grafts take extra gum tissue from one area to cover your tooth roots.

During your consultation, we will work with you to help you select the type of graft best suited for your goals.

After your surgery, we'll release you to go home, where you should plan to rest for a few days. We will explain your recovery instructions, such as what to eat, what to avoid, and any medications you will need to take. You may feel some discomfort or pain for a short amount of time after the surgery; this can likely be reduced with cold packs and nonprescription pain medication. To prevent damaging the grafts, you should not brush or floss while your gums are healing. We will suggest a wash to help keep your mouth fresh. You may need to return for a follow-up appointment so we can monitor your recovery and improvements.

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If you have dental insurance, a member of our staff will get in touch with your provider and confirm your coverage. For remaining costs after insurance and also for patients without insurance, Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group takes many payment methods. During your consultation, we will go over your estimated costs and can give you more information about low-interest financing to make your treatment more affordable.

Gum grafting surgery is a restorative dental treatment at Wellesley Aesthetic Dental Group used to fix your gums, improve your oral health, and help to make your smile more attractive. If your gums are receding due to advanced periodontal disease or something else, schedule an appointment at our office in Wellesley, MA to find out more about the advantages of gum graft surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.