Restoring Your Smile With Gum Grafts

cerritos gum grafts

When you have an advanced case of gum disease, this could cause the tissues to recede from your teeth, which impacts the health of your teeth and gingival tissues, and could increase the risk of eventual tooth loss. But our team can help with gum grafts, restoring your smile. In today’s blog, your Cerritos, CA, dentist talks about the gum grafting process.

When Your Gums Recede

When you develop periodontal disease and don’t seek treatment to manage it right away, the disease can grow in severity and as it does, the tissues could begin to pull away for the teeth. In addition to forming deep pockets, the tissues could recede, this makes the teeth appear long and uneven. The exposed portions of the roots could be vulnerable to tooth decay and dental infection. You’re also more vulnerable to tooth loss too! But our team can offer gum grafts to cover the exposed portions of the teeth and improve the overall health of the smile too, so the disease is more manageable with preventive care moving forward.

The Types of Grafting

We offer three different forms of gum grafting to treat your smile and protect the stability. With Connective Tissue, we take tissue from the root of the mouth and then connect it to the exposed portions of the root to create new tissues and improve the gum line.

With Free Gingival, we will take tissue from the palate instead of under a flap on the roof of the mouth. Pedicle is done for patients who have excess gum tissues on nearby teeth, so we can remove a small portion and graft them to cover the exposed tooth.

Once the grafts are in place, this improves the appearance of your smile and the symmetry of the tissues, at the same time limiting the risk of complications like tooth sensitivity, further recession, and even bone loss, so your smile is stronger and more stable.

Managing the Disease

What happens next? We may suggest preventive treatments, like cleanings every three to four months with your general dentist, to help manage the issue and prevent worsening inflammation and disease, so your smile stays whole and free of recession. If you have any questions about our approach to gum grafts, or if you have a smile in need of one, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to keep your smile whole and beautiful, and that means managing your periodontal concerns.


To schedule a consultation and improve the function, health, and beauty of your smile, then make an appointment with Cerritos Dental Surgery in California call 562-584-4082 today. Don’t let poor gum health impact the stability of your smile and cause discomfort and embarrassment, talk about possible solutions with our team today.