Are you unhappy with your smile when you look at yourself in the mirror because you think too much of your gums are showing? Or maybe you’ve noticed that your gums are receding and your teeth are now exposing their roots when you smile. If so, there’s no need to worry. Either condition can easily be remedied at Dr. Mitchell Josephs through the dental procedure known as gum grafting.
The name of the procedure can sound scary to some people, but rest assured gum grafting is one of the most common procedures performed by periodontists and other specialized dentists. If you’d like to learn more about gum grafting in Palm Beach, keep reading or call the friendly and professional staff at Dr. Mitchell Josephs to have your questions answered.
In its most simple explanation, a gum grafting procedure involves the Palm Beach dentist placing a small amount of new tissue over the portion of the tooth that needs to be covered either due to cosmetic reasons or root exposure. The tissue that will be used in the gum grafting procedure can come from a number of different sources, but it is most commonly taken from the roof of your mouth and then repositioned over the affected tooth, or teeth. Your body has a natural recovery process which will allow the new tissue to integrate with the existing tissue.
The best news about gum grafting is that there is very little pain associated with the treatment since the procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia. If you are overly anxious about the procedure, you can check with your dentist about various sedation dentistry options. If there is any pain post-procedure, this can be easily managed with an over-the-counter or prescription medication; however, any pain is typically short-lived and most patients can resume their normal activities relatively quickly post-procedure.
Whether you’re unhappy with your smile because you think it’s too gummy in its appearance or you need gum grafting for gum recession, Dr. Mitchell Josephs can help you achieve the smile that you’ve been longing for. Make your appointment today in our centrally located Dr. Mitchell Josephs dentist office to get started!