Gum tissue restoration in South Las Vegas improves oral health and appearancePosted By Dr. Christopher Lim
Treating receded gum tissue with soft tissue grafting adds gum tissue where it has been lost. Some of the goals of that can be achieved with gum tissue restoration include:
- An improved smile aesthetic
- Cover exposed root surfaces
- Put an end to sensitivity
- Inhibit the progression of gum recession
- Prevent root decay
Soft tissue grafting made painless by your South Las Vegas dentist
Just hearing that grafting may be needed can cause a bit of stress. Dr. Lim and his team explain to patients exactly what to expect from their grafting procedure. After the application of local anesthetic, no part of the procedure is felt in a painful way. Upon completion of treatment, most people report the sensation at the donor site to feel like a burn from eating too-hot food. The temporary discomfort that may occur after treatment is easily managed with over-the-counter medication taken for a day or two.
During the few days in which gum tissue is healing, patients are advised to follow post-treatment instructions for a softer food diet and the use of specific medications for pain relief. Further instructions include gentle brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to protect the gums from recession in the future.
At Hillside Dental, we help our patients prevent and manage dental conditions to enjoy their healthiest smile. Call 702-666-8584 today.