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4 Alternates to Gum Grafting


Posted on 4/12/2021 by Dr. VanBrunt
4 Alternates to Gum GraftingGum recession is a more common dental problem than most people realize, affecting four to twelve percent of American adults. It can occur at any age for a plethora of reasons and can severely affect your overall dental wellbeing. Thus, if you have receding gums, we highly advise you to consult a dental expert ASAP!

Corbyn VanBrunt, DDS at Smiles of Tulsa can devise a treatment plan that best serves your oral needs and ensures a happy smile!

Fortunately, gum grafting isn't the only way to treat gum recession. There are numerous treatment options available for people with receding gums. Hence, if you want to get treated without a gum graft, you can consider the following alternatives:

Pinhole Surgery


The pinhole surgical technique is a popular alternative to gum grafting surgery. Similar to laparoscopic and orthoscopic surgery, this nominally invasive technique corrects receding gums by creating a tiny hole in the gum line. Next, the dentist uses special oral tools to relax and loosen the gums and pull them back to an optimal position.

Root Planing and Scaling


In this procedure, accumulated tartar present on the teeth or below the gum line is removed via scaling. Moreover, accumulated tartar below the root line is also cleaned with a root planning procedure.

Regenration


Bone deterioration makes occurs in severely receded gums. In such as case, a regeneration technique is used to remedy the problem by peeling gum tissue back to the bone graft.

Gum Contouring


Gum contouring involves reshaping smile lines with the help of a laser and scalpel. Generally, before commencing the procedure, anesthesia is given to patients. Gum contouring also reduces pocket depths, which makes cleaning easier.

We at Smiles of Tulsa understand that every patient has unique dental needs. Therefore, our treatment approach entirely depends on what can give your optimal results. To learn more about gum recession, please schedule an appointment with us at (918) 891-3059.

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