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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.

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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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I had a few root canals done at my dentist and then the teeth cracked and needed to be extracted. I lived with the missing teeth till I found Dr Rafla and he explained that I needed a bone graph since it they had been missing so long..that took six months for the bone to regenerate and give him the depth for the implants...the implants were painless and done correctly I have been going back to them for 2 yrs to monitor the implant, check my receding gums and get a extensive cleaning every 6 months. I was then able to go back to my doctor and get Invisalign treatment. Without Dr Rafla this would not be possible. Yes I could have bought a new car, but I also could have had dental problems the rest of my life..I now don't worry and my smile is straight again.

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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.