Gum Grafting - Bracken Ridge Dental

Gum Grafting

Gum Grafting is a procedure to help restore gum you may have lost from periodontal disease, orthodontia, over brushing, genetics or just plain bad luck. Most surgical patients are surprised at how aesthetic, comfortable and predictable the experience of gum grafting surgery is when performed by the right hands, and how painless it is afterward.

If you're interested in implants and want to know more, arrange a consultation with Dr Lydia and our team at Bracken Ridge Dental. Call (07) 3261 2405 to talk to our friendly staff or book an appointment online.

Why Treat Gum Recession?

Gum recession not only looks unappealing, but can cause discomfort, some other problems include:

  • unattractive smile
  • root sensitivity
  • loss of supporting bone
  • tooth decay
  • plaque build-up
  • risk of future recession

Today’s modern medicine techniques allow for a more comfortable procedure, which, in most cases, results in a completely closed wound, known as primary intention healing, which results in new zones of gum tissue covering formerly exposed roots. Periodontal surgery includes elements of art, experience, and a great deal of scientific knowledge to return proper form, function and aesthetics to your teeth and smile.

Dr Lydia is one of the first dentists in Brisbane to have completed this advanced surgical technique in oral plastic surgery. Successful surgical outcomes are directly related to the knowledge and skill of the surgeon – with Dr Lydia learning invasive surgical and suturing techniques to perform this surgery with enhanced knowledge, practical skills and confidence in obtaining successful results.

There are a few options to choose from when it comes to gum grafting, and in order to provide you with the best care, our trained clinician Dr Lydia will need to sit down with you to determine the best treatment option for a successful outcome. Please contact us to learn more or book online for a consultation.