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Gum Grafting in Easton & Bethesda, MD

Gum Grafting Is Needed If:

Recession can be limited to one tooth or many and have symptoms including:

  • Root Exposure on One or More Teeth
  • Root Sensitivity
  • Inflammation of the Tissues
  • Cavities
  • Esthetic Concerns
  • Gum Disease
  • Bone and Gum Deterioration
  • Tooth Loss

Restore Your Receding Gums With a Gum Graft in Easton & Bethesda, MD

Receding gums can age your smile. They also leave your teeth more vulnerable to bacteria and decay. Gum grafts can transfer healthy gum tissue from one area of your mouth to another, restoring the protective barrier for your teeth. If you have receding gums, schedule a consultation with Dr. John V. Louis for a gum graft in Easton, MD. Dr. Louis performs three methods of gum grafting, depending upon your unique needs:

  • Connective Tissue Grafts
  • Free Gingival Grafts
  • Pedicle Grafts

Performing the Three Types of Gum Grafts in Easton, MD

Connective Tissue Grafts

As the most commonly performed method to correct receding gums, connective tissue grafts can be used to successfully cover areas of exposed tooth roots. Dr. Louis will create a flap in your mouth, usually on the palate, and will collect donor tissue from underneath. The flap is then sutured closed. The tissue is applied to the area around the treatment site and stitched into place. The new tissue will integrate with the existing tissue over time, rendering a healthier, higher gum line.

Free Gingival Grafts

The free gingival grafting method is performed on patients who need treatment for receding gums but have thin gum tissue. With this technique, Dr. Louis will harvest the tissue directly from the roof of the mouth and suture the tissue to the treatment site. The tissue will integrate as it heals.

Pedicle Grafts

The pedicle grafting method utilizes the tissue that surrounds the exposed teeth to treat receding gums. Dr. Louis will make an incision in your gum tissue and gently stretch the tissue over the tooth root. The gum tissue is stitched into place and will fuse into its new position over time, correcting your receding gums without the need for a second surgical site. Pedicle grafts are performed in patients who have ample gum tissue surrounding the treatment site.

Gum grafting procedures can provide a means to effectively restore receding gum tissues. To schedule your consultation, contact Dr. Louis in Easton, MD today.

About Our Office

Here at our dental office in Easton, Maryland, our staff has the experience and expertise to treat your periodontal diseases. John V. Louis, DMD, LLC - Center for Specialized Dentistry is dedicated to meeting your needs.

Our Easton Location

218 Bay Street
Easton, MD 21601
New Patients: 410.774.5582
Current Patients: 410.820.9599
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Our Bethesda Location

10215 Fernwood Road, Suite 601
Bethesda, MD 20817
New Patients: 301.761.2288
Current Patients: 301.897.3350
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